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Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies, aged 89

MACQUARIE NATIONAL NEWS

Former Australian Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died at the age of 89.

Mr Hawke’s wife Blanche d’Alpuget has released a statement announcing his passing.

“He died peacefully at home at the age of 89 years.

“A memorial service will be held in Sydney in coming weeks.”

Full statement below:

“Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian – many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era.

“He died peacefully at home at the age of 89 years.

“I and Bob’s children, Sue, Stephen, Rosslyn and stepson, Louis, and his grandchildren, will hold a private funeral.

“A memorial service will be held in Sydney in coming weeks.

“Bob Hawke and Paul Keating and their governments modernised the Australian economy, paving the way for an unprecedented period of recession-free economic growth and job creation.”

 

More to come…

 

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