Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke drops the F-bomb

Benjamin Millar Former PM Bob Hawke has lived up to his larrikin image by dropping the F-bomb during a live broadcast marking the 30th anniversary of Australia II's 1983 America's Cup victory.

Bob Hawke to leave hospital after 'monitoring'

Bob Hawke

Stephanie Gardiner Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke is expected to be released from a Sydney hospital after being treated for pneumonia.

Former PM Bob Hawke reportedly in hospital

THE former prime minister Bob Hawke is reportedly being treated for pneumonia in St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney.

Bob Hawke on the campaign trail

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Former prime minister Bob Hawke hits the campaign trail on behalf of the Labor party.

Road to revenge

Warwick

Despite a string of shootings and bombings, no one has ever been charged over the Family Court murders.

Can Australian Melissa Chiu rebuild the Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum?

Nick O’Malley A former Sydneysider is about to take on one of the world's toughest museum jobs: saving a beloved American institution from very serious, very public crisis.

Julia Gillard to front royal commission

Julia Gillard will testify this week.

Anna Patty Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard is expected to appear before the royal commission into union corruption this week to be questioned about allegations she received money from a union slush fund to...

Independent Commissioner Peter O'Callaghan appears at Royal Commission

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Jane Lee, Cameron Houston The Catholic Church's independent investigator into allegations of clerical abuse has been asked by the Royal Commission whether he discouraged victims from reporting abuse to police and taking legal...

Letters to the Editor

Lessons of history fail

Letters to the Editor It might not have been the war to end all wars, but it was the last one broadly to keep to the laws of war and maintain conventional regard for civilian life.

The Anzac evolution

crowds sleeping in the early hours of the morning, still hours before the commencement of the 93rd Anzac Day commemorative service at Anzac Cove.

Tony Wright Hanifi Araz, a big man from the city of Canakkale across the Dardanelles from the Gallipoli Peninsula, saw the future in the early 1980s, and he wanted to be part of it.

Royal visit: Thirty years later, some things remain the same

Tim Barlass What colour is the princess wearing? Who snatched a picture of themselves with the future monarch? Not now. April 1983. They weren't called selfies then.

Divorce parties all the rage as decoupling couples follow celebrities' lead

Sammie Gold

Angie Fox A few weeks shy of her 40th birthday back in August 2012, Sammie Black received her divorce papers in the mail and literally jumped around with elation.

Hoping to kill off its competitor, Parmalat goes after A2 Milk

A2 milk

Mark Hawthorne The second day of the Sydney Test in January was a memorable one in many respects. On field, England was terrorised by Australia's pace attack, which skittled half of the tourists' batting line-up...

Waking up Australia

Ross Garnaut.

Michael Short During the past quarter of a century, many people throughout the world have been prepared to risk their lives to have the opportunity to approximate the lifestyle many Australians perhaps take for...

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Feeling the heat

Illustration: Joe Benke.

Tony Wright Tony Abbott, on the most basic measure, was Australia's most successful opposition leader. He oversaw the destruction of prime minister Kevin Rudd, prime minister Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd again.

Back to the future: 1983 and all that

The old guard: Bob Hawke in 1983.

Nick Dyrenfurth According to legend, English teenagers possess a ''1066 and all that'' knowledge of their country's history.

Paul Keating celebrates 70 years

Jacqueline Maley When Bill Kelty rose to speak at his old friend Paul Keating's 70th birthday party last week, he polished up an old anecdote unknown to most of the 70-odd guests in the room.

Paul Keating at 70

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Jacqueline Maley It was an elegant cocktail affair that concluded about 9pm. The birthday boy asked his 70-odd guests not to bring gifts. The request must have come as a relief.

Griffith byelection: Rudd no help to Labor

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Heath Aston Kevin Rudd is unlikely to take any further part in Labor's bid to retain his Brisbane-based seat of Griffith.

Next up on Your ABC: Abbott in Wonderland

Tony Wright

Tony Wright Nights in the winter of 1934 the children of the district and a few of their fathers in oilskins drifted across cold paddocks to listen to the world as they wanted it to be.