Former Australian PM Bob Hawke dead at 89

DrSlek

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Oct 29, 2017
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Google has nothing at the moment, but apparently the news is legit.


Here's to you, old mate.

 

Daggoth

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Oct 25, 2017
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Too young to remember anything about his Government, but the OP video covers the important parts
 

Umbrella Carp

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Bob Hawke is the man that brought Public Healthcare to life in Australia.

Bob Hawke is the man that granted 20,000 chinese students asylum then later citizenship in Australia after they watched in horror as their government crushed their people with an iron fist at Tiananmen Square.

Bob Hawke was one of the last of a dying breed of politician that dared to be a real human rather than a rhetorical automaton.
 

GestaltGaz

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Oct 28, 2017
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Bob Hawke is the man that brought Public Healthcare to life in Australia.

Bob Hawke is the man that granted 20,000 chinese students asylum then later citizenship in Australia after they watched in horror as their government crushed their people with an iron fist at Tiananmen Square.

Bob Hawke was one of the last of a dying breed of politician that dared to be a real human rather than a rhetorical automaton.
Played a big hand in ending apartheid in South Africa and hated racism to his core. I will miss the bloke. Cheers Bob.
 

Toddhunter

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What a politician should be, not perfect but still full of class.

Will miss him.