Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke: policy legacies

Australians will have the chance to honour former prime minister Bob Hawke at a state memorial service at the Sydney Opera House today. In celebration… Read More

Reflections on Bob Hawke in Old Parliament House

Stephen Mills worked in the Old Parliament House as a press gallery journalist and as Bob Hawke's speechwriter. Here, Dr Mills takes us back in time to when the diligent and visionary Bob Hawke saw out the old and ushered in the new homes of our parliament. Read More

The last election where anyone cares?

Faith in democracy is plummeting among Australians, and the connection voters had with a leader like Bob Hawke now seems out of reach. Is this the last election where enough people really care? Read More

Lessons from the Hawke and Howard years of Australian governance

In politics, you sign up to a struggle on behalf of those you claim to represent. You owe them everything you can manage to stitch together to achieve victory. If you want to be a grand failure, better to pick religion, philosophy or art. Not politics. So says Nicholas Gruen in this reposting of his 2008 article on Bob Hawke. Read More