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Imagine it’s 1986 and Boonie, Border, Waugh, Jones and Co. are trapped in India as a deadly virus sweeps the country. What would PM Bob Hawke have done? He’d have brought ALL Australians home. Our Government has obligations to ALL its citizens.

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#ICYMI : Prince Philip was the first member of the Royal Family to contact Bob Hawke after he became PM in 1983 and broke protocol to offer his warm congratulations. Philip, who met Hawke in 1962, was thrilled he became PM #PrincePhilip  #auspol  @australian 

[new article] #Exclusive : #PrincePhilip  was the first Royal Family member to contact Bob Hawke after he became PM and broke protocol to offer his warm congratulations. Philip, who met Hawke in 1962, was thrilled he became PM. @australian ⁩ #auspol 

Peacock led the Coalition to win 50.1% of the 2PP vote in 1990 but not a majority of seats. But he never felt “robbed” and said Bob Hawke and Labor won the election fair and square. “That’s the system,” he said. #auspol  #vale  @australian  #AndrewPeacock 

Just learnt of the death of Isi Leibler - businessman, philanthropist, global Jewish leader - at age 87. An extraordinary man. I was fortunate to interview him just weeks ago for my forthcoming biography of Bob Hawke. #vale  @australian ⁩ #auspol 

OPINION | In Bob Hawke’s day, Labor was a staunch defender of Israel but now many in the party’s ranks view it as a “rich oppressor” that deserves routine condemnation, writes Peta Credlin.

STEVE PRICE: Anthony Albanese’s electric car policy showed how far we are from the days when a bare-chested Bob Hawke was a man of the people.

Christian Porter’s seat spared chop and new electorate named after Bob Hawke in redistribution plan

Labor’s Chris Bowen says the party will do better than the Coalition on climate, promising policies worthy of Bob Hawke and Paul Keating

Labor’s Chris Bowen says the party will do better than the Coalition on climate, promising policies worthy of Bob Hawke and Paul Keating

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In 1984, Bob Hawke stood down Mick Young from cabinet for failing to declare a stuffed Paddington Bear at customs. Will Scott Morrison stand aside Alan Tudge or Stuart Robert following today’s $1.2 billion robodebt stuff-up? #auspol 

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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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