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

14:36  16 may  2019
14:36  16 may  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Labor leader Bill Shorten has paid tribute to Australia’s “ favourite son ” Bob Hawke , who has today died aged 89. The Father of the Nation is an In the Hawke household, that meant the kids getting involved in long and detailed explanations of social justice issues like better pay and conditions for

Labor leader Bill Shorten has paid tribute to Australia’s “ favourite son ” Bob Hawke , who has died aged 89. Mr Shorten said he only saw the former Prime Minister last week during a visit to his home, where Hawke was Read more: Bob Hawke , a political powerhouse. “ We have lost a favourite son .

Labor leader Bill Shorten has paid tribute to Australia’s “favourite son” Bob Hawke, who has died aged 89.

Mr Shorten said he only saw the former Prime Minister last week during a visit to his home, where Hawke was “doing the crossword” and asking about the election.

“Tonight the nation and Labor are in mourning,” Mr Shorten said tonight on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

“We have lost a favourite son. Bob Hawke loved Australia and Australia loved Bob Hawke. But his legacy will endure forever. Bob Hawke changed Australia for the better.

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Labor leader Bill Shorten has paid tribute to Australia’s “ favourite son ” Bob Hawke , who has today died aged 89. We treat polls like weather forecasts – but voters are inherently unpredictable. A hunger for certainty sets expectations that are impossible to meet.

' We have lost a favourite son ': Bill Shorten pays tribute to Hawke . Bill Shorten appeared more genuine, unscripted and prime ministerial in the final leaders’ debate last night than he had on previous occasions, according to a body language and speech expert.

“He brought people together, he brought Australia together, he modernised our economy, he transformed our society, he protected our environment.

“I last had the privilege of seeing Bob last week. On his back verandah, sitting out there with his beloved Blanche, supported by Craig.

'We have lost a favourite son': Bill Shorten pays tribute to Hawke © AAP Bill Shorten speaking about Bob Hawke.

“He had the sun on his face, a crossword in front of him, a cup of tea. He didn't speak about himself to me. He did, as he always does, asked about the ALP and the election.

“We all loved Bob Hawke. We'll miss him a great deal. May he rest in peace.

“The condolences of my party and my movement to the great Bob Hawke.”

'We have lost a favourite son': Bill Shorten pays tribute to Hawke © AAP Former prime minister Bob Hawke looks on at a media event to celebrate his 88th birthday, in Sydney, Thursday, December 7, 2017. Mr Hawke was presented with a wax sculpture of himself holding a can Hawkes Brewing Co. beer. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING In a statement earlier, Mr Shorten said Australian people “loved Bob Hawke because they knew Bob loved them.”

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Labor leader Bill Shorten says Bob Hawke 's legacy will live forever in an Australia he brought together. The former Labor prime minister died on Thursday, two days before Mr Shorten is favoured by polls to lead the party back to government. 'Tonight the nation and Labor are in mourning. We have lost a

Bill Shorten appeared more genuine, unscripted and prime ministerial in the final leaders’ debate last night than he had on previous occasions, according to a body language and speech expert. ' We have lost a favourite son ': Bill Shorten pays tribute to Hawke .

"Bob with head cocked, one hand grasping his earlobe, listening respectfully to an Aboriginal elder, a captain of industry, laughing with an American President or charming a local parent out doing their shopping."We will remember and revisit the images we know so well: Bob with microphone or megaphone in one hand, the other moving in time with his words, rallying, inspiring and delighting a crowd.

"Maybe in the stands, eyes fixed on the track, creased and folded form guide in hand, ticking off another winner.

"Or in that iconic jacket, mouth open with laughter, dodging the beer and champagne, giving his Prime Ministerial blessing to a national sickie.

"Those images will always be with us, the words to accompany them will pour in from across the country and around the world.

'We have lost a favourite son': Bill Shorten pays tribute to Hawke © AAP Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke.

"But the most powerful and enduring tributes to Bob Hawke are not words or pictures, they are found all around us.

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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has revealed the last time he saw former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke before the 89-year-old’s death. Mr Shorten paid tribute to a giant of his party at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday night two days before the federal election. " We have lost a favourite son

“ We have lost a favourite son ,” Mr Shorten said. “Bob Hawke loved Australia and Australia loved Bob Hawke .” Mr Shorten said his legacy would endure forever Prime Minister Scott Morrison paid tribute to Mr Hawke as “one of Australia’s great prime ministers and certainly Labor’s greatest prime minister”.

"World-class universities, where places are earned on merit not purchased by privilege."

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Bob Hawke tributes flow as Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison make final federal election pitches.
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