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Bob Hawke: tributes flow after death of former Australian PM – rolling coverage

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Political leaders, former colleagues and friends all pay tribute to Australia’s longest serving Labor prime minister who has died at home in Sydney News: Bob Hawke, former Australian prime minister, dies age 89Bob Hawke, the typical Australian who enjoyed extraordinary popularityBarrie Cassidy on ‘the intellectual larrikin’ 2.18pm BST Tributes have poured in for Bob Hawke, and they will do so for the days to come. Everyone from ordinary Australians to former prime ministers have laid their wreaths at the foot of his memory, after it was announced by his wife Blanche d’Alpuget that he had died peacefully tonight. He has been remembered for his staunch anti-racism, his long-lasting environmental policies, his economic reforms and his social conscience. A man Bob Brown credited with “the best environmental record of any PM since federation”, who Barrie Cassidy said helped drive the “dagger to the heart of apartheid”, and who let the students stay after Tiananmen Square. 2.02pm BST And this call:21yrs ago PM Hawke staffer called my house. I pick up the phone and refuse to believe it was PMs office. She got annoyed and I was put through to Hawke who promptly told me “son, this is the PM stop wasting my time and put your mum on the phone” Continue reading...

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