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.

Suddenly, the Gallipoli Peninsula has lost its bronze guides

Tony Wright The Anzac plaques at Gallipoli – including signage from the Turkish 57th Regiment memorial – have been stolen.

Gough Whitlam's state memorial service celebratory rather than sad

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Damien Murphy Of tears there were few. Gough Whitlam's state memorial service was a relatively dry affair.

Gough Whitlam, remembered by his eldest son, Antony Whitlam, QC

Antony Whitlam, QC An edited speech by Antony Whitlam QC, son of Gough Whitlam, at his father's memorial service in Sydney.

Rhodes scholars: Having the right stuff

Making a difference:
Rhodes Scholar Dr Anthea Lindquist is delivering babies, and has taken a particular interest in the refugee community in Melbourne.

Shane Green Almost six years ago to the day, Anthea Lindquist lay down on a bench in the Royal Botanical Gardens, having just come from neighbouring Government House and a final round interview for the Rhodes...

Gough Whitlam's policies endured, press secretary Eric Walsh says

Gough Whitlam

Ross Peake Gough Whitlam was prime minister for a relatively short time, but the changes he made were long-lasting, a close aide says.

Doctor who helped tell world of Ethiopian famine calls for action on Ebola

Tony Atkins at the Berwick Healthcare clinic

Daniel Flitton It was television news that changed the world, forced wealthy Western audiences in their living rooms to confront pitiful, starving African children and drove Irish rocker Bob Geldof on a quest to...

The line's broken: Malcolm Fraser mourns his friend Gough Whitlam

Malcolm Fraser in 1975

Tony Wright "The line's broken," said Malcolm Fraser on the death of his friend Gough Whitlam.

Julia Gillard book launch a relaxed rerun of the 43rd Parliament, without the Liberals

Julia Gillard

Jacqueline Maley It was like a reunion of the 43rd parliament, except, well, it was pleasant. The harbour was drenched in the solar glitter of the Sydney spring.

Naked city: Police taskforces are nothing new

John Silvester Naked City dinkus.

John Silvester John Silvester examines the many Victoria Police taskforces into drugs gangs and organised crime and asks 'Are they working?'

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...

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.

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...

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.