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Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia

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Bob Hawke: Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia
Robert James Lee Hawke was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991. Hawke served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wills from 1980 to 1992.

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Bob Hawke's state funeral to be held at Sydney Opera House

A state funeral for Australia's 23rd prime minister, Bob Hawke, will be held at the Sydney Opera House on Friday June 14. Australia's 23rd prime minister was 89 when he passed away just two days before..
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State memorial service for Bob Hawke

Australians will get a chance to farewell the late Labor leader and former prime minister Bob Hawke at a memorial service in Sydney on June 14.
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Videos for Bob Hawke

Former Australian leader dies on eve of general election [Video]Former Australian leader dies on eve of general election

Australian politicians scrambled to shore up undecided voters on Friday, the last day of an election campaign that's ended in mourning for one of the country's political giants, Bob Hawke. Ed Giles..

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Australia’s former Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies at 89 [Video]Australia’s former Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies at 89

Australia had never had a more popular prime minister, nor has there been one since.

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'No fear of death': D'Alpuget breaks silence on Hawke's final days

Blanche D'Alpuget has revealed her late husband Bob Hawke did not get to vote before he died.
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No final election vote for Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke didn't cast his vote Saturday's federal election but died believing he had contributed everything he could.
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Beer cans, cigars and puppets: What should be displayed in a museum dedicated to Bob Hawke?

The Labor party has made an election promise to purchase the childhood home of Bob Hawke in South Australia and turn it into a museum.
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Bob Hawke: father who liked a flirt and a flutter

Bob Hawke's private grief over his family shaped his life, reports Helen Pitt.
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My fondest memory working for Bob Hawke

Hawke worked hard but those who worked with him also had lots of fun.
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'Like parts in an old car': Bob Hawke's moving letter to a young girl on dying

As prime minister, Bob Hawke wrote letters to children across the country who had voiced their concerns on everything from nuclear war to rubbish in the local park.
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'Bob Hawke decided my fate': Chinese Australians pay tribute to late prime minister

Chinese Australians are paying tribute to the late prime minister Bob Hawke, saying he changed their lives forever after accepting thousands in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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True believers' Melbourne tribute to Hawke

Candles lit, heads bowed, Labor true believers and unionists have gathered at Melbourne's Trades Hall to pay respect to former prime minister Bob Hawke.
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Hawke's support for Indigenous rights led to his removal, PM believed

Despite championing Indigenous rights during his leadership, this was one issue Robert Hawke was unable to resolve.
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Bob Hawke saw unfinished business right up to the end, says Bill Kelty

The other partner in the reform project of the 1980s and 90s, ACTU secretary Bill Kelty, chokes back tears as he talks about his mate of 53 years.
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Hawke's gone but his legacy lives on

On the eve of a predicted Labor election win, the nation is mourning the party's most successful prime minister, Bob Hawke, who died at his Sydney home at 89.
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Bob Hawke, my mentor, was a nation builder and our greatest PM

Hawke taught Labor it wasn't enough to win office and shake up the world in a flourish; we had to win election after election to set our reforms in concrete.
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Medicare, pathway to Asia and fighting apartheid: How Bob Hawke’s government changed Australia

Bob Hawke said his work to end apartheid in South Africa was one of his proudest achievements. SBS News takes a look back at Australia's longest serving Labor prime minister and his legacy.
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'Outrage for the sake of outrage': Howard defends Abbott's Bob Hawke comments

On the final day of the federal election campaign, the former prime minister has been accused of using Bob Hawke's death for "political point-scoring".
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From the Archives: Hawke weeps as he tells of massacre

Six days after the 1989 massacre at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Bob Hawke wept along with hundreds of mourners at a memorial service at Parliament House.
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Hawke was an inspiration, friend: Shorten

Labor leader Bill Shorten has paid tribute to Bob Hawke after the former prime minister died two days before the federal election.
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From the Archives, 1988: Bob Hawke and the Queen, a day at the races

In May 1988, Bob Hawke and Queen Elizabeth attended the Queen Elizabeth II Bicentenary Stakes in Canberra.
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Hawke deeply loved Australians: Beazley

Former Labor leader Kim Beazley, who served as a minister in Bob Hawke's cabinet, says he is devastated the former prime minister has died.
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Six ways Bob Hawke changed your life (that you might not know about)

Bob Hawke's leadership changes Australia in many ways that we take for granted. Here are just a few of the great man's greatest hits.
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Australians remember Hawke at parliaments

Australia's old and new parliaments will mark the death of former prime minister Bob Hawke, who worked in both buildings.
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Business holds up Hawke as political icon

Business groups have applauded the life of Bob Hawke for helping to build a strong and competitive Australian economy.
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'No, I'm right': Hawke wanted to wear his swimmers in revealing photo

Back in 1994, every media outlet wanted to capture the first photo of Bob Hawke with his new love Blanche d'Alpuget. Finally, one man got it - with Hawke in his swimmers.
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Morrison in safe seat as election tightens

Scott Morrison is in Queensland for the final day of the election campaign, as Australians mourn the death of former prime minister Bob Hawke.
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The life and legacy of Bob Hawke

He's been described as the labour movement's "Greatest son" and his achievements helped shape modern Australia. Bob Hawke - the Labor Party's longest serving Prime Minister, has died aged 89. SBS World..
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Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death

High profile Australians have reacted to the death of former prime minister Bob Hawke.
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Abbott cops it over post on Hawke legacy

Tony Abbott has been savaged on social media for his tribute to Bob Hawke, which has been decried as self-serving and wrong.
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PM blitzes Qld on final day of campaign

Scott Morrison is in Queensland for the final day of the election campaign, as Australians mourn the death of former prime minister Bob Hawke at the age of 89.
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'Labor heart, but a Liberal head': Tony Abbott under fire over controversial Bob Hawke tribute

On the final day of the federal election campaign, the former prime minister has been accused of using Bob Hawke's death for "political point-scoring".
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Howard remembers Hawke as 'best' Labor PM

Former prime minister John Howard says Bob Hawke, who died on Thursday, brought significant authority to the office of prime minister.
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'His legacy will endure forever': Australia remembers former PM Bob Hawke

His wife, Blanche d'Alpuget, has confirmed that the former Labor prime minister died on Thursday.
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'Hard to answer': Hawke's letter on death

A young girl wrote to Bob Hawke in 1985 after struggling to deal with the death of her grandmother - that letter is now trending on social media.
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Bob Hawke’s death lends sombre end to election campaign

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are gearing up for the final day of campaigning, but the mood is subdued after the death of Bob Hawke.
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Shorten mourning Hawke on eve of election

Labor leader Bill Shorten has paid tribute to Bob Hawke after the former prime minister died two days before the federal election, casting a cloud on the polls.
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Sombre end to campaign with Hawke's death

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Bill Shorten are gearing up for the final day of campaigning before Australians head to the polls on Saturday.
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Morrison reflects on Hawke's larrikin wit

Scott Morrison says former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke made the nation stronger through his passion and courage but most would remember "the bloke" he was.
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Hawke legacy will live forever: Shorten

Labor leader Bill Shorten says Australia loved Bob Hawke, describing the former PM as a man who brought the country together and changed it for the better.
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We're poorer for Hawke's death: Keating

Australia is much poorer for the death of former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke, says Paul Keating, who was his treasurer before toppling him from leadership.
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Australia mourns former PM Bob Hawke

On the eve of a predicted Labor election win, the nation is mourning the party's most successful prime minister, Bob Hawke, who died at his Sydney home at 89.
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The life of former Labor PM Bob Hawke

A look at the life of former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke, from his early years to rising through the unions before parliament, where he scored the top job.
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'Liberal head': Tony Abbott stirs controversy with his tribute to Bob Hawke

Mr Abbott's statement on Twitter drew more than 3000 replies, most of them negative.
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Hawke highlights reel: From champion skoller to floating the dollar

Bob Hawke will be remembered for many things. Here are some of the most meaningful changes he made - and some of the more quirky ones too.
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Bob Hawke: Labor mourns the passing of its 'greatest son'

Labor figures have paid tribute to former prime minister Bob Hawke.
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'His legacy will endure forever': Tributes flow for Bob Hawke who has died aged 89

His wife, Blanche d'Alpuget, has confirmed that the former Labor prime minister died on Thursday.
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Australian leaders make last poll pitch, mourn former PM Hawke

Australia's political leaders on Thursday made their last big pitch to voters ahead of a May 18 election, with the death of Bob Hawke, the opposition Labor party's longest-serving prime minister likely..
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