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R.I.P. Bob Hawke

Discussion in 'Media and Current Events' started by mwb235, May 17, 2019.

  1. mwb235

    mwb235 Pierced sink plugs

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    I wasn't old enough to vote/not vote for him, but he was a decent bloke. Shorten, Gillard, Rudd, et al don't even come close to him. Hawke was prolly Labor's best PM after Chifley, but like eveything political it's open to debate. At least Bob Hawke was genuine, unlike the recent Labor leaders of the last decade or two.

    I can imagine Bob Hawke now standing at the Pearly Gates and saying "Any god who doesn't let a former Aussie PM into heaven, is a bum!"

    R.I.P.
     
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    lmoengnr Well-Known Member

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    There's a lot of people who worked in the airline industry in 1989, that wouldn't agree with you...
     
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    Yes, how right you are my friend. There were a lot of people out of work with that.
    I knew pilots who just up and left Australia to fly aircraft with various airlines in Europe and Asia.
    And it would be so good if we were able to have a chat with Hazel for a day. I'm sure people would be absolutely shocked.
     
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    mwb235 Pierced sink plugs

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    Fair enough too, folks. I also remember how high the interest rates on my parents mortgage got in the late 80's. And all the poor Geelong people with the Pyramid Building Society collapse (blame both Vic state Labor under Cain/Kirner and federal Labor under Hawke). Vic took years to recover and it took Kennett's sometimes severe service cuts in the 90's to do it. That is generally the way it goes - Labor spends, Liberals fix (OP puts flame suit on). Ooops, I just got political...
     
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    figjam Donating Member

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    You are supposed to forget the high % rates, ( I can't) and other associated things like the Button Plan for 'levelling the playing field' for imported cars.
    People also forget that Bill Hayden was supposed to win the PM hat in that election (from Malcolm Fraser) that Bob took away from him. That Bill had done the hard yards, and was a nice bloke who got knifed before he got be PM.
    To me, Bob was a disappointment as PM, he should have achieved more, he had the numbers and clout, but seemed to be satisfied by just wearing the big hat.
    Since Gough, there has only been Little Johnny, who has my respect. Ooops, I just got political also..
     
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    R.I.P.
     
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    I honestly don't give a rats arse about politics because personally I think that politicians are professional liars, back stabbers & two faced bullshit artists that only give a f#$k about themselves
    Bob Hawke's passing has got me thinking though, who are the media going to broadcast next year sculling a schooner at the Australia Day Test Match now that he has passed on...……..Some has been politician needs to step up and takeover the tradition

    R.I.P Bob Hawke
     
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    Scott Morrison!!!!!....Saw a picture in the paper today, where he had a beer in his hand at the footy on Sunday....:)
     
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    Maybe human after all.
     
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    the_boozer no more VK

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    "By 1990, no Australian child will be living in poverty,"
    He was just another sell out politician like every other muppet thats been giving the country away my whole life I hate everyone of them.
     
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    wetwork65 A wet business

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    Can you have a beer at Hillsong church ScoMo?
     
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    Wife and I went to a charity dinner two weekends ago and Health Minister Michael Furguson bought me a Corona and also bought wine for the table. That was pretty neat I thought.
     
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    You mean tax payers paid for it. :eek:
     
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    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Yes well putting it that way, the Australian tax payer paid for my beer on the night and shouted another 7000 dole bludgers half a case, of beer or Woodstock.
     
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    Politicians are best remembered for their achievements in office. I didnt like Hawke but he did achieve significant reforms of our economy. Some good, some not so. Compared to Rudd and Gillard, he was a high achiever. Howard served second longest term but apart from balancing budgets and paying off Labor's debt, his achievements were not as significant, but he was lucky to have a good treasurer. Abbott and Hockey was an unhappy marriage but they did address one major problem successfully. Turnbull. What did he achieve? Absolutely bugger all, and showed what a miserable, selfish, ego-centric bastard he was by his behaviour after being replaced. A huge disappointment for Conservative voters. I'm hopeful that Morrison can reverse the trend of unsuccessful centre right leaders and prove to be a good PM.
     
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    Possibly could, but I wouldn't be caught dead any where a politician.....It'd tarnish my reputation :)
     
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    You mean Losh and Mrs Losh paid for it ;)
     
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    I'm sure we taxpayers shouted plenty of beers for Hawkey and his mates.
    Oh and all of the pollies before and after Hawkey.
     
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    We've shouted more than a couple of beers for all the pollies over the years, but we'll leave that for another thread:eek:
     
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