•   
  •   

AustraliaHoward remembers Hawke as 'best' Labor PM

02:45  17 may  2019
02:45  17 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Labor's golden boy who transformed a nation

Labor's golden boy who transformed a nation He was a beer-skolling union star who went on to become prime minister, modernise the economy and weep in public.

Bob Hawke was the best leader of Australia the Labor Party has produced, fellow former prime minister John Howard believes. "He was the best prime minister of the labour movement in Australia's history. I would rank him at the top of the list as far as Labor prime ministers were

Bob Hawke was the best leader of Australia the Labor Party has produced, fellow former prime minister John Howard believes. Former PM Bob Hawke shares joke which captures 'Australian irreverence' | ABC News - Продолжительность: 2:28 ABC News (Australia) 361 655 просмотров.

Bob Hawke was the best leader of Australia the Labor Party has produced, fellow former prime minister John Howard believes.

"He was undoubtedly a very fine prime minister," he told ABC Radio National on Friday.

"He was the best prime minister of the labour movement in Australia's history. I would rank him at the top of the list as far as Labor prime ministers were concerned.

"He brought to the office of prime minister and also to the position of leader of the Labor Party a great deal of authority, and in politics, the greatest commodity a leader can have is authority."

'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.

Where did Labor go wrong?: Howard remembers Hawke as ' best ' Labor PM Former prime minister John Howard says Bob Hawk 04:50 21 may 2019 Source: crikey.com.au. Howard remembers Hawke as ' best ' Labor PM .

Bob Hawke led Labor to four election victories. Hawke will be remembered for his profound economic and social reforms in Australia, including Medicare. He succumbed to a leadership challenge from Paul Keating, who became prime minister in 1991.

Howard remembers Hawke as 'best' Labor PM © AAP Image/Joel Carrett Mr Howard made the comments following Mr Hawke's death at his Sydney home on Thursday, aged 89.

The Liberal stalwart praised Mr Hawke's "significant economic reforms", but didn't shy away from the pair's differences when they sat opposite each other parliament.

But the men got on well outside of the spotlight, particularly after politics, bonding over their love of sport.

"He was somebody with whom I clashed fiercely on many occasions," Mr Howard says.

"It's rather pointless pretending that we agreed on everything, because on a personal level we got on well, particularly when we both got out of politics.

"I enjoyed personal discussions. We both had a great passion for sport."

Bob Hawke's life in pictures

Howard remembers Hawke as 'best' Labor PM
Read more

'The new Bob Hawke': Scott Morrison is praised for drinking beer while watching his NRL team play the day after election win - as his Coalition edges towards a majority government.
The Coalition leader retained the top job despite polls suggesting Opposition Leader Bill Shorten would emerge from Saturday's election victorious. He is expected to form a majority government, with the Liberal party now holding 75 seats after the first batch of postal votes were counted, and leading in other regions. Boothby and Wentworth were both won by the Liberals, with Bass expected to become the 76th seat - giving Mr Morrison and his party their majority.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!