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Bob Hawke

Personal data
Date of birth9 December 1929(age 80)
Place of birthBordertown, South Australia, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
OccupationTrade unionist
ReligionAgnostic (formerly Congregationalist)
23rd Prime Minister of Australia
Elections: 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990
In office11 March 1983 - 20 December 1991
DeputyLionel Bowen (1983-1990)
Paul Keating (1990-1991)
Brian Howe (1991)
Succeeded byPaul Keating
Preceded byMalcolm Fraser

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Robert James Lee "Bob" Hawke, AC (born 9 December 1929) was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia and longest serving Australian Labor Party Prime Minister.

After a decade as president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, he entered politics at the 1980 election and became Prime Minister within three years. He became by far the longest-serving and most electorally successful Labor Prime Minister, achieving the rare feat of winning four consecutive federal elections. He is Australia's third longest-serving Prime Minister.

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Bob Hawke's take on Paul Keating and 'lying' Graham Richardson - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--PAUL Keating was an ailing vacillator, Graham Richardson a "gifted liar" and John Button was ineffectual, says a new book on -Bob Hawke-. Written by his wife, ... - Date : Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:09:03 GMT+00:00
New book reveals freed Mandela told Hawke: I owe it to you - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--IN 1990, Nelson Mandela told -Bob Hawke- in Australia: "I want you to know, Bob, that I am here today, at this time, because of you." The former South African ... - Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 14:31:08 GMT+00:00
Piecing together the right fit - The Age Tweet this news
The Age--When Bill Hayden, then opposition leader, had to stand aside for -Bob Hawke-, Foreign Affairs was the consolation, and Hayden settled into it well enough. ... - Date : Fri, 09 Jul 2010 14:03:56 GMT+00:00
Abbott not green behind the ears - The Age Tweet this news
The Age--While Julia Gillard had almost 2.6 years as minister before taking over last month, three recent Labor prime ministers - Gough Whitlam, -Bob Hawke- and Kevin ... - Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 14:09:35 GMT+00:00
ASIO's bounty of red herrings under the bed - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--When the Labor caucus elected Gietzelt to the front bench, -Bob Hawke- gave him one of the most junior jobs, veterans affairs. ... - Date : Fri, 09 Jul 2010 14:32:56 GMT+00:00
Teenagers reject the right to vote - Bundaberg NewsMail Tweet this news
Bundaberg NewsMail--According to Kerry Rowe, 19, the only thing that could encourage him to vote would be -Bob Hawke- back on the ticket as Prime Minister. “-Bob Hawke- was the ... - Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2010 16:27:32 GMT+00:00
Hawke name used to help Gen Y deal with dementia - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--Hazel Hawke, who was married to former prime minister -Bob Hawke- for nearly 40 years until they divorced in 1995, was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in ... - Date : Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:34:06 GMT+00:00
Parties - not the people - choose leader, says Hawke - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--He can empathise with Kevin Rudd, but -Bob Hawke- says the public only ever rubber-stamps party choices, writes Peter Hartcher. IF ANYONE else knows how Kevin ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 14:09:46 GMT+00:00
Hawke - drama in its prime - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--Hawke gets everything right. Richard Roxburgh gives an astonishing performance as -Bob Hawke-. Rachael Blake, Asher Keddie and Felix Williamson are superb as, ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:22:20 GMT+00:00
Rudd ignored AWU at his peril - The Australian (blog) Tweet this news
The Australian (blog)--Barely two months later, Hayden was gone as federal Labor leader, replaced by former ACTU president -Bob Hawke-, a ruthless political execution carried out ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 14:23:10 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
Gordon Bryant
Member for Wills
Succeeded by
Phil Cleary
Preceded by
Bill Hayden
Leader of the Australian Labor Party
Succeeded by
Paul Keating
Preceded by
Bill Hayden
Leader of the Opposition of Australia
Succeeded by
Andrew Peacock
Preceded by
Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Succeeded by
Paul Keating
Preceded by
Paul Keating
Treasurer of Australia
Succeeded by
John Kerin

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