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Zac
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Posted - 16 May 2019 :  20:16:54  Show Profile Send Zac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Robert James Lee Hawke. 09/12/'29- 16/5/'19.

No matter on what side of the political divide we may be, let's acknowledge a great Australian, and a great Prime Minister. He was popular on all sides of politics, and popular across all of us. A man of consensus, but someone who made it work while never being weak. Our third longest serving PM after Menzies and Howard.

He was still a part of Australian politics right up until a day or two ago, living and breathing politics. A larrikin, a knockabout, a (record breaking) drinker, a womaniser, a unionist, a Rhodes scholar, a family man who left his wife, and many other things, but a really good PM.


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Trickyonne
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Posted - 16 May 2019 :  20:18:19  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Wow...sad day for Australian politics

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Edited by - Trickyonne on 16 May 2019 20:19:01
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Posted - 17 May 2019 :  05:28:38  Show Profile Send hml2777 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
saw this some where else

that disgrace of a TV program Sky News's Paul Murray couldn't help his disgusting self last night, he focussed on the fact the death of Hawkey would give Shorten the win as people wouldn't be listening to ScoMo, it was almost like Bob died just to piss off the Liberals. Murray then proceeded to play a video of Bob singing a Union song at a Union rally. You are a disgrace Murray
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Posted - 17 May 2019 :  06:38:45  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
He was certainly the right PM at the right time; and not just because of his Americas Cup performance.
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DJRford
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Posted - 17 May 2019 :  11:19:17  Show Profile Send DJRford a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Not a Labor voter myself but I've always been a fan of Bob Hawke. Really sad news that he's passed. I read a few months ago he was saying he predicts a Labor win this year, but wouldn't be around to see it. He did alright to get to 89. Rest in peace Bob Hawke.

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Posted - 17 May 2019 :  19:39:32  Show Profile  Click to see falcon_cobra's MSN Messenger address Send falcon_cobra a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I think the most charismatic PM we have had, He was the only Union leader I could name, the Man was a True Australian, Drank like one, talked like one. our current politicians could earn a lot for Bob Hawke. Rest in peace.

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Posted - 17 May 2019 :  20:26:27  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Iíve met Abbott,Turnbull and Hawke....and I must say, there was something different about bob...not sure what is, but he did seem to have that X factor

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Posted - 18 May 2019 :  08:32:22  Show Profile Send REM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I heard former Lib Leader Dr Hewson describe him as the countries greatest ever Prime Minister yesterday....high praise indeed..

This joke always brings a smile..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GesFxg1R4K0

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Posted - 18 May 2019 :  08:51:39  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
watched a bit of Bobs story on the ABC last night...might have been an OK politician....but as a man....

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Posted - 18 May 2019 :  11:42:23  Show Profile  Click to see falcon_cobra's MSN Messenger address Send falcon_cobra a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by REM

I heard former Lib Leader Dr Hewson describe him as the countries greatest ever Prime Minister yesterday....high praise indeed..

This joke always brings a smile..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GesFxg1R4K0



that's the Bob Hawke I remember

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quote:
Originally posted by REM

I heard former Lib Leader Dr Hewson describe him as the countries greatest ever Prime Minister yesterday....high praise indeed..

This joke always brings a smile..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GesFxg1R4K0



Classic. He really was a true blue Aussie.

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