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AustraliaBob Hawke, Australia's 23rd prime minister, dies aged 89

13:50  16 may  2019
13:50  16 may  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

'We have lost a favourite son': Bill Shorten pays tribute to Hawke

'We have lost a favourite son': Bill Shorten pays tribute to Hawke Labor leader Bill Shorten has paid tribute to Australia’s “favourite son” Bob Hawke, who has today died aged 89.

© ABC News Bob Hawke was Australia ' s 23 rd prime minister . Mr Hawke led the country and his party from 1983 to 1991, and his contribution to public life helped shape modern Australia . A great conciliator, Mr Hawke 's achievements as prime minister included modernising the economy and

Labor PM, who served from 1983 to 1991, modernised Australia ’ s economy and introduced significant social reforms.

Bob Hawke, Australia's 23rd prime minister, dies aged 89© ABC News Bob Hawke was Australia's 23rd prime minister.

Bob Hawke, Australia's 23rd prime minister and Labor Party legend, has died at the age of 89.

Mr Hawke led the country and his party from 1983 to 1991, and his contribution to public life helped shape modern Australia.

A great conciliator, Mr Hawke's achievements as prime minister included modernising the economy and integrating it into the global community, establishing Medicare, and championing environmental issues.

He won four federal elections, making him Labor's longest-serving prime minister and Australia's third-longest-serving prime minister behind Robert Menzies and John Howard.

PM reflects on 'great Australian' Hawke

PM reflects on 'great Australian' Hawke Scott Morrison has reacted to the death of former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke, who he says was a "great Australian" who made the country stronger. "He was true to his beliefs in the Labor tradition and defined the politics of his generation and beyond. "He was the most electorally-successful federal Labor leader in history: the winner of four successive elections and the longest-serving Labor prime minister. "We remember him for his unique capacity to speak to all Australians as one - from everyday battlers to business leaders. His larrikinism was a big part of that.

Bob Hawke , Australia ' s 23 rd prime minister has passed away at the age of 89 . Australia ' s current prime minister , Scott Morrison, took to Twitter, saying: " Bob Hawke was a great Australian who led and served our country with passion, courage, and an intellectual horsepower that made our country

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Australia by age , including when they were born, what age A great conciliator, Mr Hawke ' s achievements as prime minister included modernising the economy and integrating it into the global community, establishing Medicare, and championing environmental issues.

Mr Hawke is survived by his wife and biographer Blanche d'Alpuget, and his three children — Susan, Stephen and Rosslyn.

Ms d'Alpuget released a statement saying "he died peacefully at home" and that his children, stepson Louis, and his grandchildren would hold a private funeral ahead of a memorial service in Sydney in the coming weeks.

"Bob was dearly loved by his family, and so many friends and colleagues," the statement read.

Bob Hawke: The women behind the man

Bob Hawke: The women behind the man Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke died, aged 89, at the home he shares with second wife Blanche d'Alpuget. 

Australia ’ s longest serving Labor prime minister Bob Hawke has passed away at the age of 89 . He dominated politics in the 1980s, and had a profound economic

Bob Hawke was prime minister from 1983 to 1991 and introduced reforms that helped to shape modern Australia . Current Labor leader Bill Shorten hailed him as the labour movement' s greatest son.

"We will miss him.

"The golden bowl is broken."

Current Labor leader Bill Shorten tweeted that Mr Hawke was the labour movement's "greatest son".

Bob Hawke, Australia's 23rd prime minister, dies aged 89© ABC News Bob Hawke, Australia's 23rd prime minister and former Labor Party leader, has died at the age of 89.

"Australians everywhere remember and honour a man who gave so much to the country and people he cared for so deeply," he said.

"May he rest in peace."

Mr Hawke's famous political rival, Paul Keating, who took over as prime minister and Labor leader after a 1991 leadership spill, said the pair enjoyed a "great partnership" and "the country is much the poorer for Bob Hawke's passing".

"Bob possessed a moral framework for his important public life, both representing the workers of Australia and more broadly, the country at large," Mr Keating said in a statement.

"He understood that imagination was central to policy-making and never lacked the courage to do what had to be done to turn that imagination into reality.

"And that reality was the reformation of Australia's economy and society and its place in the world."

Mr Hawke was too ill to attend the launch of the Labor Party's election campaign earlier this month, but Mr Keating said they had spoken about their support for Mr Shorten at the upcoming election, describing it as their "last collaboration".

"Bob, of course, was hoping for a Labor victory this weekend. His friends too, were hoping he would see this," Mr Keating wrote.

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