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Bob Hawke
Hawke Bob BANNER
Prime Minister of Australia
In office:

February 9, 1984 - March 28, 1990

Preceded by:

Andrew Peacock

Succeeded by:

John Howard

Leader of the Labor Party
In office:

July 16, 1982 - 1990

Preceded by: Bill Hayden
Succeeded by: Paul Keating
President of the ACTU
In office:

1969 - 1981

Preceded by: Unknown
Succeeded by: Unknown
Biography
Born:

December 9 1929, Bordertown, South Australia

Died -
Nationality: Australian
Political party: Labor
Spouse:

Hazel Hawke (1956 - 1992)

Blanche d'Alpuget (1992 -)

Children: None
Alma mater:

University of Western Australia

University College, Oxford

Occupation: Politician, Trade Unionist
Religion: None (Agnosticism)

Bob Hawke is an australian politician who served as Prime Minister (1984 - 1990).

He led the Labor Party to a landslide victory at the 1984 federal election.

His government greatly reformed the economy of Australia, deregulating the financial sector and reforming the tax system, as well as privatising some state owned industries. He also supported the alliance with the United States.

Australia was hit paricularly hard by the market crash of October 1987, and a sharp recession in 1989-90 followed. Hawke was defeated by John Howard and the National Party in the 1990 federal election.

He remains Labor's longest serving Prime Minister.



Early Life

ACTU President

Early Political Career

Prime Minister

Bob Hawke was sworn in as Prime Minister.

First Term 1984 - 1987

Hawke's first term was dominated by economic reform.

Second Term 1987 - 1990

Post Prime Ministership

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