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AustraliaA political powerhouse: Bob Hawke's legacy

15:06  16 may  2019
15:06  16 may  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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In Bob Hawke — the 23rd prime minister, a true moderniser and Labor giant — Australia found a political leader the likes of which we’d never seen before.

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Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke AC has died aged 89.

The most electorally successful Labor leader in Australian history, Robert James Lee Hawke held office as the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia from 1983-1991, leading the Labor Party to four consecutive electoral victories.

Among his major achievements in office were the creation of Medicare, the formation of APEC, and the initiation of national super.

Mr Hawke was born in Bordertown, South Australia, on December 9, 1929.

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" Bob Hawke was Australia amplified'. Tributes, tears and laughter for former prime minister Bob Hawke , who has been celebrated at a state memorial A political powerhouse : Bob Hawke ' s legacy . Robert James Lee Hawke held office as the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia from 1983-1991.

In Bob Hawke , who died on Thursday at 89, the country found a natural leader, happy to play the role. But Hawke ' s antics belied a sharp political mind that understood the need to build consensus and Among legacies still felt today, Hawke ' s government launched Medicare - Australia's universal

The son of Arthur Hawke, a Congregationalist Minister, and Edith Emily Hawke, a school teacher, he had an early exposure to politics, with his uncle Albert serving as the Premier of Western Australia from 1953-59, and becoming a friend of then-Prime Minister John Curtin.

Mr Hawke joined the Labor Party at the age of 18, following a turbulent childhood that included a motorbike accident and the death of his older brother from meningitis, at age 17.

He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where, along with his achievements in education, he set a world record for drinking a yard glass (1.4 litres) of beer in 11 seconds.

A political powerhouse: Bob Hawke's legacy © 9news Mr Hawke was the most successful Labor leader, taking the party to four straight federal election wins. (AAP)

Mr Hawke himself would later state that the record achievement may have helped with his political success among Australia's beer-drinking voters.

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Malcolm Turnbull and Bob Hawke share a beer as they face the inevitable defeat of the republic referendum in 1999. Credit:Dallas Kilponen. The new ACTU president Cliff Dolan having a drink with Bob Hawke , on the day he took over Hawke ' s old job. Credit:SMH.

Bob Hawke , one of the nation' s greatest public figures and a hero of the Australian Labor Party, has died on the eve of an election the former The Labor legend died on Thursday surrounded by family in his Sydney home, drawing to a close one of the most substantial chapters in Australian political history.

In later life, he often replicated similar feats, downing full schooners when on camera at the cricket as recently as the 2017-18 Test season.

Mr Hawke was married twice in his life - first, to Hazel (nee Masterson) in 1956. They had four children together before divorcing in 1995. Hazel Hawke died in 2013.

He subsequently married Ms d'Alpuget, an accomplished writer, that same year, following a long and sporadic affair between the two, who had known each other since the 1970s.

In Australia, he joined the Australian Council of Trade Unions, playing a significant role in forbidding South African sporting teams to tour Australia while apartheid was active in the country.

A political powerhouse: Bob Hawke's legacy Hawke admitted to alcoholism in the 1970s, but beer remained part of his iconography.

Mr Hawke's popularity rose and he was elected as Federal President of the Labor Party in 1973, two years before the dismissal of the Whitlam government.

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Hawke ' s legacy has been described as restoring public confidence that the Labor Party could govern after the dismissal and defeat if Gough Bust of Bob Hawke by political cartoonist, caricaturist and sculptor Peter Nicholson located in the Prime Minister's Avenue in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

This is the interview live on NINE straight after Australia had won the Americas Cup and The Prime Minister Bob Hawke declared any boss who gave a worker

He considered running for Parliament at the ensuing election, but ultimately decided against it - a decision he said he later regretted.

In 1979, Mr Hawke suffered a physical collapse and confessed to his alcoholism in a televised interview.

A political powerhouse: Bob Hawke's legacy © AAP Bob Hawke was first elected Prime Minister in 1983. (AAP)

After a failed attempt in the 1963 Federal election, Hawke ultimately entered Parliament as the MP for Wills in the 1980 election.

He entered Labor leader Bill Hayden's shadow cabinet, eventually being named as leader himself in 1983 after Mr Hayden resigned.

At the election in March that year, after just a month at the head of Labor, Mr Hawke ousted Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in a landslide election victory.

A political powerhouse: Bob Hawke's legacy Bob Hawke with his wife, writer Blanche D'Alpuget.

Mr Hawke's government is widely regarded as Labor's most successful, not just for its longevity but for the extent of its reforms.

Mr Hawke portrayed himself as a man of the people, famously declaring when Australia won the America's Cup yacht race in 1983 that "any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum".

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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. 

But he will always call himself Bob Hawke ' s student. The 71-year-old was among the tens of thousands of Chinese students granted asylum in Australia by the former That decision - an act of leadership taken without consulting cabinet - has become a central part of Mr Hawke ' s legacy , and one that was

She built a network of political and social connections over decades and was never shy about calling on them. “She was a fierce opponent in empowering people in the various commissions that effect public policy , and the way she did it was a classic political strategy,” former Mayor Art Agnos said.

However, the Prime Minister's working relationship with his Treasurer Paul Keating soured in the lead-up to the 1990 election, with the 1980s recession causing the government trouble in the polls.

A political powerhouse: Bob Hawke's legacy © AAP Bob Hawke with his first wife, Hazel. They were married from 1956-1995 (AAP)

The pair entered into a secret pact, the Kirribilli Agreement, which stipulated that Mr Hawke would hand over the leadership to Mr Keating shortly after the 1990 election, which Labor proceeded to win.

Ultimately, Mr Keating challenged Mr Hawke for the leadership in December 1991, winning a narrow victory in the spill.

The two men subsequently fell out, with a rapprochement in later years soured again by the publication of the book ‘Hawke: The Prime Minister’ by the eponymous subject's second wife, Blanche d'Alpuget.

Nonetheless, Mr Hawke remained active on Labor's behalf after Keating lost to John Howard in 1996, lending support to more recent Labor leaders including Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.

Mr Hawke's health had been declining in the past year.

Just last week, Mr Hawke and Paul Keating issued their first joint statement in 28 years.

The pair united to endorse Bill Shorten, and declare the economy Labor's ahead of the federal election this weekend.

His wife, Ms d'Alpuget, announced his death tonight.

"Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian – many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era," she said in a statement.

"He died peacefully at home at the age of 89 years.

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"I and Bob’s children, Sue, Stephen, Rosslyn and stepson, Louis, and his grandchildren, will hold a private funeral."

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 last Saturday's federal election.

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