Author and columnist Troy Bramston discusses the legacy and government of Bob Hawke, 40 years after his election as prime minister.
Why does Prime Minister Anthony Albanese regard the Hawke government as a model for modern Labor?
Would Hawke’s consensus-based approach be effective in a contemporary political environment? And what were his major regrets from his time in office?
On this episode of Democracy Sausage, author of Bob Hawke: demons and destiny, Troy Bramston, joins Professor Mark Kenny and Dr Marija Taflaga to discuss Bob Hawke’s political legacy.
Troy Bramston is a senior writer and columnist with The Australian and the author of Bob Hawke: demons and destiny.
Marija Taflaga is the Director of the ANU Centre for the Study of Australian Politics and a Lecturer at the ANU School of Politics and International Relations.
Mark Kenny is a Professor at the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the University after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times.
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