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#1 Riotproof

Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:52 PM


#2 Caribou

Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:53 PM

It’s so sad :( I’m surprised. He was talking to media not few days prior too.

#3 seayork2002

Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:54 PM

View PostCaribou, on 16 May 2019 - 07:53 PM, said:

It’s so sad :( I’m surprised. He was talking to media not few days prior too.

I just said that now to DH when he told me

#4 Chelli

Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:56 PM

:o I didn't know he was unwell or anything. They certainly don't make politicians like him anymore.

#5 WTFancie shmancie

Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:56 PM

That's very sad.

He would have loved to see the ALP win this one.

#6 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:57 PM

yeh...he knew he was on the out ...how sad :(

#7 ~J_WTF~

Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:58 PM


Thanks for Medicare, we appreciate it!

#8 kyrrie

Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:59 PM

His win over Fraser was the first election I can remember.

#9 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:04 PM

One of the best PM’s we’ve ever seen. It really would have been great for him to see a good result  on Saturday.

We used to overlook a lot of behavior then that wouldn’t be tolerated now - and Hazel was a saint.   But I’d like someone with his strength of character again.


#10 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:06 PM

oh - he was one of the greatest - a brilliant, smart, funny, human flawed leader. one of the best. i’m genuinely quite upset by this.

#11 Riotproof

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:08 PM

I am too.

#12 Catticus

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:08 PM

Vale Bob. You were a reformist PM who set very strong foundations for our country. You tried to leave it a better place, and I think that you succeeded. Those who came after you, benefited - and thank you for giving us Medicare.

#13 purplekitty

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:14 PM

Very sad even though it was inevitable.
I've grateful to have been lucky enough to be able to vote for titans.

Bob Hawke was an immense politician,one of the greatest, despite his well known flaws.
Vision,charisma and follow through.

The comparison with today is bleak and stark.

I'm with those who have a few tears.

#14 Chchgirl

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:20 PM

Rip Bob Hawke, I feel fortunate enough to have grown up with your leadership, even though my parents were rabid Liberal voters and scathing of anyone that wasn't.  I wasn't 18 until 1986 but Hawke and the combination of my parents leaned me towards Labor. (Except voting Greens tnese days).

Funny enough what sticks around in my mind is him telling everyone they should take the day off wnen we won tbe America's cup, and his ability to down a schooner.

#15 Bono25

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:22 PM

Very sad. I remember he was at my primary school handing out the bicentenary of federation coins they made years ago. I still can't believe he would go to a primary school assembly, but I vividly remember his white hair!

Edited by Bono25, 16 May 2019 - 08:32 PM.

#16 kadoodle

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:39 PM

I remember going to hear him speak in Eltham as a preschooler. Even to a kid, he was captivating.

#17 purplekitty

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:39 PM

Tony Abbott can eat a bag of dicks for his graceless statement.

#18 MarigoldMadge

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:40 PM

A legend of politics. Barrie Cassidy looked like he might have cried.

And true colours always show, Abbott has put out a classless and stupid statement and is being shredded.


#19 blueskies12

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:41 PM

I am so sad to hear he has passed away. What a truly great Prime Minister.

#20 Bam1

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:41 PM

I think he might be having a bit of a chuckle now - well if I had to go soon, glad it was this side of the election and ensure a lot if media attention is taken from the Liberals.

Vale, a great man

#21 27plus

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:46 PM

What did Abbott say?

#22 Caribou

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:48 PM

View Post27plus, on 16 May 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

What did Abbott say?
Basically Hawke was labor’s greatest PM, but he was a liberal at heart with all his policies.

He could have just said RIP and left it at that. Not twist it around

Edited by Caribou, 16 May 2019 - 08:48 PM.

#23 Freddie'sMum

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:49 PM

"We are all bloody boat people !  That's how we found the place!".

Thank you PM Hawke, from a kiwi living in Sydney.

#24 purplekitty

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:51 PM

View Post27plus, on 16 May 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

What did Abbott say?

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#25 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:52 PM

He was a proper Prime Minister. It's been a long time since we had one of those. RIP.

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