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I am quite serious in saying that post Bob Hawke, no PM should ever be photographed drinking a beer and that this should be written into the constitution.

Nice to see Malcolm Andrews acknowledged at the Dally Ms among the list of great rugby league people lost this year, and there were so many, including John Chalk, Steve Hall, Hugh Hazard and Bob Hawke got a guernsey as well.

Just found this. It was the last time I spoke with Bob Hawke. I tried to slip him a curly one. He was shrewd right to the end. #hawke  "No, no. Good try son." #auspol 

Bob Birrell is a nasty academic; his take on migration has always had a hidden agenda. His latest evidence-free attack on overseas brides/grooms kicked well into touch via @RizviAbul  & @independentaus : "The tightening of partner visa rules introduced under Hawke & Howard, ...

‘Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up to work on Friday is a bum’. Adam Bandt echoing the late Bob Hawke as he introduces a bill to safeguard the right to strike for climate action ahead of Friday’s protest.

Bob Hawke was elected #ACTU  president 50 years ago #onthisday  - 10 September 1969 - defeating Harold Souter by 399 to 350 votes at the ACTU congress at the #Paddington  Town Hall#auspol  #unions 

Here's how @australian  reported Bob Hawke's election as #ACTU  president 50 years ago #auspol  #unions 

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#ICYMI : Bob Hawke - elected ACTU presiden #onthisday  50 years ago - was appalled by how diminished, degraded and discredited the union movement had becom @australian  #auspol  #unions 

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Chinese-Australians have thanked Bob Hawke for granting them asylum as they join the nation in paying tribute to the Australian icon in a public memorial service.

Even though I never had the chance to serve with him, I always liked and admired Bob Hawke for his progressive record and great sense of humor. My thoughts are with his family and the people of Australia.

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.

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. My condolences to Blanche, his children and grandchildren.

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When Bob Hawke won in 1983, GDP growth was -2.3%; yes that is a minus sign Unemployment was 10.0% Interest rates were 10% Inflation was 11.4% This was the legacy of John Howard as Treasurer who somehow now claims to be a good economic manager #auspol 

Bob Hawke is a giant of Australian politics. He and Paul Keating internationalised the Australian economy. He established APEC and radically deepened Australia’s engagement with Asia. He established Medicare. Together with Therese and the entire nation, I mourn his passing.

The Bob Hawke I admired was the man who saved the Franklin, the Daintree, Kakadu and protected Antarctica from mining. The Bob Hawke I befriended and laughed with every New Year’s Eve was a fellow music fan with Blanche every summer at Woodford Folk Festival. What a life!

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Honoured and humbled to have the support of one of Australia's greatest Prime Ministers, Bob Hawke.

Today we lost an Australian legend. Bob Hawke changed everything – for our nation, and for @AustralianLabor . Bob - you were big, bold and brave. Medicare, the economy, the Accord, the environment, Australia’s place in the world.

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