Day: May 17, 2019

Files Prognosis: Australia Longs for Bolder Politics as Loved Leader Dies on Election’s Eve

News AnalysisImageThe Labor Party leader Bill Shorten, after placing a floral tribute to the late former Prime Minister Bob Hawke at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, on Friday.CreditCreditLukas Coch/Australian Associated Press, via Associated PressSYDNEY, Australia — Just a few days ago, Bob Hawke, Australia’s popular former prime minister, released an open letter praising his…

Bob Hawke: The rambunctious rogue who led Australia

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFive key moments from Bob Hawke’s lifeIn an era of Australian leadership turmoil, the death of Bob Hawke, a beloved former prime minister, feels especially poignant ahead of a national election on Saturday, writes the BBC’s Hywel Griffith in Sydney.Australia loves a larrikin – a rambunctious rogue…