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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.

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

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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...

Next up on Your ABC: Abbott in Wonderland

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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.

Senator George Brandis QC to release Labor's pink batts cabinet documents

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Michael Gordon The Abbott government has decided to make cabinet documents from the former government available to the Royal Commission into the abandoned home insulation scheme in an unprecedented move that could...

Tony Abbott approved decision to release cabinet papers to the royal commission into Labor's botched home insulation scheme

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Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott personally approved a decision to make cabinet documents available to the royal commission into the Rudd government's botched home insulation scheme.

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Matthew Knott Prime Minister Tony Abbott personally approved a decision to make cabinet documents available to the royal commission into the Rudd government's botched home insulation scheme.

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

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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.

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.

Finding ourselves in the shadow of war

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Mark Dapin Australian War Memorial director - and former Liberal Party leader - Brendan Nelson meets me for Saturday lunch at the Bendooley Bar and Grill, Berrima, a short drive from his home in Bowral.

Ross Garnaut's prescription for prosperity: lower dollar and wages

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Peter Martin Aggressive cuts in interest rates, a dramatically lower dollar and wage freezes for the lowest paid are part of a radical manifesto being put forward by economist Ross Garnaut.

Feeling the heat

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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.

The rise and fall of Julia Gillard

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Peter Hartcher In the fourth part of a five-part investigation, Peter Harcher reveals that factors that led to the downfall of Australia's first female prime minister,