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Hawke, Bob

(Robert James Lee Hawke), 1929–, Australian statesman. A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, he gained a reputation as a skillful labor mediator during his tenure at the Australian Council of Trade Unions, of which he eventually became president. He served as national president of the Labor party (1973–78) before being elected to Parliament in 1980. He became party leader in 1983 and following his party's electoral victory later that year won the first of three successive terms as prime minister. He sought to decrease Australia's dependence on the export of raw materials and make the nation more competitive internationally in manufactured goods. In Dec., 1991, Hawke lost a party leadership fight and a new Labor government was formed with Paul KeatingKeating, Paul,
1944–, Australian politician. A trade-union official and member of the Labor party, he was first elected to parliament in 1969. As federal treasurer (treasury minister) from 1983 to 1991 and deputy prime minister under Prime Minister Bob Hawke from 1990 to
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At the time, Fraser's new structures and practices seemed solely motivated by his belief that much of the Press Gallery was deeply hostile to his government for political reasons (a view that may well have contained some truth), but the new structures and practices were continued and deepened by the succeeding Labor government of Bob Hawke.
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Support for the move has come from a number of areas, including former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke, who for decades has lobbied for the storage of nuclear waste in South Australia.
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Former Labour prime minister Bob Hawke said: "I really believe this was an election that was lost by the government rather than won by the opposition.
Former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke blamed the Labor election debacle to divisions within the ALP with former PM Julia Gillard being ousted just a few weeks ago in a leadership spill and Mr Rudd reassuming party leadership.
This was an election that was lost by the government more than one that was won by the opposition," former Labour prime minister Bob Hawke told Sky News.
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However, in 1985, the then PM Bob Hawke withdrew support for the missile tests after a meeting with US Secretary of State George Shultz, the report said.
The occasion was marketed as Irish day at Moonee O'Valley and the then Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke was there to meet the team.
And I was ignorant of the ECAJ's important meeting with Prime Minister Bob Hawke on 18 February 1986, just as John Loftus and I were finalising the Nazis in Australia programs.