Bob Hawke - Australia News

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Bob Hawke, one of Australia’s longest serving prime ministers, died on Thursday just days ahead of a federal election, the opposition Labor party said.

Hawke, 89, served from 1983 to 1991 and counted floating the Australian dollar among his crowning achievements.

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“With his passing, the labour movement salutes our greatest son… and Australians everywhere remember and honour a man who gave so much to the country and people he cared for so deeply,” Labor leader Bill Shorten said in a statement.

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