Former prime minister Bob Hawke dead

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    Bob Hawke, who served as Australia’s prime minister from 1983-1991 and led Labor to four consecutive election victories, has died.

    Bob Hawke, who served as Australia’s prime minister from 1983-1991 and led Labor to four consecutive election victories, has died at the age of 89.

    His death was confirmed in a statement from his Blanche d’Alpuget who said he died peacefully at home,

    “Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian – many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era,” the statement read.

    “He died peacefully at home at the age of 89 years.
     
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    RIP Bob.

    He helped make Australia better than it would have been without him.
     
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    Good old Bob. A true Aussie
     
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    Abbott is right. Under Hawke the ALP moved so far to the right, they nearly became the Libs taking some of their policy ground.
     
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    When I heard that he had died I thought shit in regard of the election 2 days later but thought WOW that is am "Omen" if ever I saw one :eek:

    I told my wife - Labor Is Going To Lose (see Federal election thread things you would like to know or wish you didn't know)

    Good to be back :D
     

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