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AustraliaReaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death

22:50  16 may  2019
22:50  16 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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* " Bob Hawke was a great Australian who led and served our country with passion, courage and an intellectual horsepower that made our country stronger." * " Bob Hawke was the greatest peacetime leader Australia has ever had. As a teenager Bob inspired me, as a PM he guided me. I will miss him.

Reaction to the death of former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke , who died at his Sydney home on Thursday age * "Today we lost Bob Hawke , a great Australian - many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era Bob was dearly loved by his family and so many friends and

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WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT BOB HAWKE:

Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© AAP Bob Hawke with wife Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© AAP Bob Hawke's wife * "Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian - many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era ... Bob was dearly loved by his family and so many friends and colleagues. We will miss him." - Bob Hawke's wife, Blanche d'Alpuget

Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© AAP Bob Hawke with Bill Shorten * "The labour movement salutes our greatest son. Australians everywhere remember and honour a man who gave so much to the country and people he cared for so deeply. May he rest in peace." - Labor leader Bill Shorten

'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.

* " Bob Hawke had a remarkable ability to reach across party lines. A lot of the things that he did in the early 80 s were things which many people felt might have been done by the Fraser government." - former prime minister and Warringah MP Tony Abbott on Macquarie Radio.

You can read more about Bob Hawke ' s life and the reaction to his death here In contrast to that past post, former Liberal PM Tony Abbott has been roundly criticised for his tribute to Bob Hawke , which has been seen by many as politicising his death .

Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© AAP Image/Mick Tsikas 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. * "Bob Hawke was a great Australian who led and served our country with passion, courage and an intellectual horsepower that made our country stronger." - Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© AAP Image/Mick Tsikas Australia is much poorer for the death of former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke, says Paul Keating, who was his treasurer and toppled him from leadership. * "The country is much the poorer for Bob Hawke's passing." - Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating

Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© Getty Images Australian Labor Party former premiers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard (R) attend leader Bill Shorten's address during the Labor Campaign Launch in Brisbane on May 5, 2019. - Shorten outlined details of new health and education packages plus multinational tax avoidance crackdown. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images) * "Bob Hawke is a giant of Australian politics ... Together with Therese and the entire nation, I mourn his passing." Former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd

A political powerhouse: Bob Hawke's legacy

A political powerhouse: Bob Hawke's legacy Robert James Lee Hawke held office as the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia from 1983-1991.

Bob Hawke and Paul Keating have written an opinion piece to attack Scott Morrison' s claims that Labor cannot manage the economy, calling it a denial of history. Reaction to the death of former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke , who died at his Sydney home on Thursday age * "Today we lost Bob Hawke

Australia grieves over death of former prime minister Bob Hawke . They were political sparring partners for years. Mr Hawke ’ s wife Blanche d’Alpuget announced the tragic news in a statement last night, saying One of Mr Hawke ’ s main political foes John Howard had a touching tribute for the former PM .

Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© Getty Images MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: The Hon. Julia Gillard AC delivers her oration during the Prime Ministers' Sporting Oration at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images) * "Bob Hawke was the greatest peacetime leader Australia has ever had. As a teenager Bob inspired me, as a PM he guided me. I will miss him. I wish so very much that Bob had been able to see one more election day." - Former Labor prime minister Julia Gillard

Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© AAP Bob Hawke * "The entire union movement grieves for the passing of Bob Hawke. Medicare. Superannuation. Modern Australia. Union movement hero." - ACTU secretary Sally McManus

Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13: Malcolm Turnbull attends the Elite Spinal Physiotherapy & Pilates Studio Launch on March 13, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images) * "Farewell Bob Hawke a great Australian, Labor leader and reforming Prime Minister. Australia is a better place because of him. Lucy and I send our love and condolences to Blanche and all of his family." - Former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Turnbull

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. 

* " Bob Hawke had a remarkable ability to reach across party lines. A lot of the things that he did in the early 80 s were things which many people felt might have been done by the Fraser government." - former prime minister and Warringah MP Tony Abbott on Macquarie Radio.

Bob Hawke had an everyman image and would chug down beers with cricket fans, but he was also possessed of a fearsome intellect (AFP Photo/PATRICK HAMILTON). Australia' s longest-serving Labor prime minister Bob Hawke died Thursday aged 89. "Today we lost Bob Hawke , a great Australian

Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death© AAP Abbott's tribute to Bob Hawke criticised * "All Australians should mourn someone who changed our country for the better because he was always prepared to argue his case, even if it meant first persuading key people on his own side." - Former Liberal prime minister Tony Abbott

* "So very sad to hear my mate and former constituent, and my parents' neighbour, Bob Hawke, has passed away. He was a legend in so many ways. Our love to Blanche and the family. Australia has lost a bloody good guy today." - Australia's ambassador to the US Joe Hockey

* "More than any other, Bob Hawke was the people's prime minister. Australians saw themselves in him and he saw himself in us." - Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

* "Vale Bob Hawke. A giant among PMs. He had the courage to save the Franklin River when all looked lost. He got World Heritage listing of the Daintree Wet Tropics. He introduced Medicare. Legend. You'll be missed Silver Bodgie." - Greens leader Richard Di Natale

* "His efforts to bridge the gap between black and white Australia were always sincere and continued after the end of his prime ministership." - Yothu Yindi Foundation chair Galarrwuy Yunupingu.

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Bob Hawke was 'more than prepared' for death, Blanche d'Alpuget says.
Former prime minister Bob Hawke did not vote in the federal election before his death last week at the age of 89, his wife Blanche d'Alpuget has revealed. "He decided he wasn't going to postal vote. He was going to go up in his wheelchair and vote, but he didn't get there," Ms d'Alpuget tells 7.30 in her first interview since Mr Hawke's death. Given the result of the election, she said it was "probably a good thing that he died when he did". Asked if Mr Hawke knew how much the public loved him, Ms d'Alpuget said: "I think he probably did, but he never spoke about it. "I think he did.

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