• The site will be down for scheduled maintenance this Friday the 24th at 2AM PST / 5AM EST / 9AM UTC while we perform a software update. We expect this process to take up to 5 hours. Thank you for your understanding and patience. New features will be included.
  • Community Spotlight sign-ups are open once again for both Gaming and EtcetEra Hangout threads! If you want to shine a spotlight on your community, please register now.

Former Australian PM Bob Hawke dead at 89

Jan 16, 2019
1,066
#12
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.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,252
#17
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.