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Vale Bob Hawke

Mark Fletcher
May 17th, 2019 · 2 Comments

Today is a good day to place newspapers with Bob Hawke on the cover at the counter. You will sell more for sure. Today’s paper will be bought by plenty who would otherwise not buy a paper – if you make it easy for them.

Regardless of your politics, it is hard to not wish for a leader like Hawke, he preferred consensus, has a commitment to social justice, did not tolerate racism and steered in great reforms, like universal health care and a significant increase in education engagement.


All the pics are from Twitter.


Category: Newspapers

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Peter // May 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM

    He was always the master of impeccable timing.

    Will be remembered and missed.


  • 2 Jim // May 19, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Still not enough to get Bill over the line. Awfully quiet here on that front..


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