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Weekly Times
Diamond’s vow: ‘I am not backing down’It was my birthday. If you can’t have a drink on your birthday then what has Au
Diamond’s vow: ‘I am not backing down’
Weekly Times / Posted 11 hours ago
It was my birthday. If you can’t have a drink on your birthday then what has Australia come to?” Diamond said. “I remember Bob Hawke saying once whoever doesn’t allow his workers to have a day off on Australia Day, they are a... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Revealed: The parties spent $10m to put these 10 ads on your TVspent $3.6 million on negative ads. That's nearly four times as much as they sp
Revealed: The parties spent $10m to put these 10 ads on your TV
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 hours ago
spent $3.6 million on negative ads. That's nearly four times as much as they spent on positive campaigns. External Link: Bob Hawke in Labor advertising campaign "It's been interesting to see that Labor has been talking about '100 Positive... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Diamond’s vow: ‘I am not backing down’It was my birthday. If you can’t have a drink on your birthday then what has Au
Diamond’s vow: ‘I am not backing down’
The Courier Mail / Posted 11 hours ago
It was my birthday. If you can’t have a drink on your birthday then what has Australia come to?” Diamond said. “I remember Bob Hawke saying once whoever doesn’t allow his workers to have a day off on Australia Day, they are a... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Diamond’s vow: ‘I am not backing down’It was my birthday. If you can’t have a drink on your birthday then what has Au
Diamond’s vow: ‘I am not backing down’
Adelaide Now / Posted 12 hours ago
It was my birthday. If you can’t have a drink on your birthday then what has Australia come to?” Diamond said. “I remember Bob Hawke saying once whoever doesn’t allow his workers to have a day off on Australia Day, they are a... Read more
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Herald Sun
Diamond’s vow: ‘I am not backing down’It was my birthday. If you can’t have a drink on your birthday then what has Au
Diamond’s vow: ‘I am not backing down’
Herald Sun / Posted 12 hours ago
It was my birthday. If you can’t have a drink on your birthday then what has Australia come to?” Diamond said. “I remember Bob Hawke saying once whoever doesn’t allow his workers to have a day off on Australia Day, they are a... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The scariest thing about Medicare, boats and this electioninto government, one of his first (and one of his only) policies was to cut Med
The scariest thing about Medicare, boats and this election
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
into government, one of his first (and one of his only) policies was to cut Medibank down. He reduced it to a shadow until Bob Hawke resurrected it in the 1980s. Since then it has become something of a sacred cow, but this has never stopped the... Read more
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The Courier Mail
‘Just what I was going to say’the Labor leader on the corruption problems in the militant Construction Forest
‘Just what I was going to say’
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
the Labor leader on the corruption problems in the militant Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union — which former PM Bob Hawke has said should be disaffiliated from the party. “Well, I don’t judge a whole union by the actions of... Read more
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Perth Now
‘That’s just what I was going to say’in the thrall of the unions,” he insisted. Ferguson also challenged the Labor
‘That’s just what I was going to say’
Perth Now / Posted 3 days ago
in the thrall of the unions,” he insisted. Ferguson also challenged the Labor leader on the corruption problems in the militant Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union — which former PM Bob Hawke has said should be disaffiliated from the par... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
Daily Liberal / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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The Border Mail
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
The Border Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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The Courier
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
The Courier / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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The Young Witness
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
The Young Witness / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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Western Advocate
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
Western Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Chill winds blow for Kelly O'Dwyer in the once-safe seat of Higginsin [the state seat] of Prahran", O'Dwyer's sister chips in. As Australia heads
Chill winds blow for Kelly O'Dwyer in the once-safe seat of Higgins
Kiama Independent / Posted 4 days ago
in [the state seat] of Prahran", O'Dwyer's sister chips in. As Australia heads to its first winter federal election since Bob Hawke took the nation to the polls in July 1984, the air seems likely to become even frostier in Higgins, where it once... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
Kiama Independent / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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Manning River Times
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
Manning River Times / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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Manning River Times
Chill winds blow for Kelly O'Dwyer in the once-safe seat of Higginsin [the state seat] of Prahran", O'Dwyer's sister chips in. As Australia heads
Chill winds blow for Kelly O'Dwyer in the once-safe seat of Higgins
Manning River Times / Posted 4 days ago
in [the state seat] of Prahran", O'Dwyer's sister chips in. As Australia heads to its first winter federal election since Bob Hawke took the nation to the polls in July 1984, the air seems likely to become even frostier in Higgins, where it once... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Chill winds blow for Kelly O'Dwyer in the once-safe seat of Higginsin [the state seat] of Prahran", O'Dwyer's sister chips in. As Australia heads
Chill winds blow for Kelly O'Dwyer in the once-safe seat of Higgins
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 4 days ago
in [the state seat] of Prahran", O'Dwyer's sister chips in. As Australia heads to its first winter federal election since Bob Hawke took the nation to the polls in July 1984, the air seems likely to become even frostier in Higgins, where it once... Read more
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The North West Star
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secretsAustralia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Austral
Canberra political tour: A politician's insider tour of Canberra's best-kept secrets
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
Australia's first female Prime Minister, in 2011. Nearby is a statue of Australia's first PM, Edmund Barton, unveiled by Bob Hawke in 1983. Elsewhere, Corlett also created a sculpture of Sir Robert Menzies, the nation's longest serving Prime... Read more
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Herald Sun
The (swivel) eyes have itto which Labor’s Medicare scare campaign had gained traction. What worried the
The (swivel) eyes have it
Herald Sun / Posted 6 days ago
to which Labor’s Medicare scare campaign had gained traction. What worried them most was not the paid TV ads featuring Bob Hawke, effective though they were, nor Bill Shorten’s sweeping privatisation allegations — unencumbered by evidence that... Read more
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The Courier Mail
The (swivel) eyes have itto which Labor’s Medicare scare campaign had gained traction. What worried the
The (swivel) eyes have it
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
to which Labor’s Medicare scare campaign had gained traction. What worried them most was not the paid TV ads featuring Bob Hawke, effective though they were, nor Bill Shorten’s sweeping privatisation allegations — unencumbered by evidence that... Read more
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The Betoota Advocate
“Back in my day, they were called naughty boxes.” Bob Hawke reflects on the halal snackpack craze24 June, 2016. 16:45 A NAUGHTY BOX WAS only 50 cents a gobble back when former
“Back in my day, they were called naughty boxes.” Bob Hawke reflects on the halal snackpack craze
The Betoota Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
24 June, 2016. 16:45 A NAUGHTY BOX WAS only 50 cents a gobble back when former PM Bob Hawke was just a new kid on the Canberra block in the late 50s. A small Fyshwick takeaway used to survive on MPs and public servants stumbling out of knock shops... Read more
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News.com.au
Paul Keating is not happyThe Labor faithful have given Julia Gillard, Paul Keating and Bob Hawke a rousi
Paul Keating is not happy
News.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
The Labor faithful have given Julia Gillard, Paul Keating and Bob Hawke a rousing reception at launch. Don’t poke the bear guys. Picture: Jerad Williams PAUL Keating is not happy about his economic record being used to justify the Turnbull... Read more
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Perth Now
Paul Keating’s stinging tax slap-downcomments come as deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop today criticised Labor for
Paul Keating’s stinging tax slap-down
Perth Now / Posted 6 days ago
comments come as deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop today criticised Labor for “wheeling out” former Prime Minister Bob Hawke to build its campaign to convince voters the Coalition would privatise Medicare. “How sad it was for Labor to... Read more
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The Courier
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
The Courier / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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The Young Witness
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
The Young Witness / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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The North West Star
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
The North West Star / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
Daily Liberal / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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The Border Mail
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
The Border Mail / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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Manning River Times
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
Manning River Times / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
14 related stories
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Western Advocate
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
Western Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
14 related stories
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Kiama Independent
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
Kiama Independent / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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Manning River Times
Who's the best friend Medicare ever had?health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's the best friend Medicare ever had?
Manning River Times / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's Medicare's friend? Examine bulk-billing
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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The Courier
Who's keenest on Medicare? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's keenest on Medicare? Examine bulk-billing
The Courier / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
14 related stories
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Kiama Independent
Who's keenest on Medicare? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's keenest on Medicare? Examine bulk-billing
Kiama Independent / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
14 related stories
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Manning River Times
Who's keenest on Medicare? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's keenest on Medicare? Examine bulk-billing
Manning River Times / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
14 related stories
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Goondiwindi Argus
Who's keenest on Medicare? Examine bulk-billinghealth insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then
Who's keenest on Medicare? Examine bulk-billing
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance compulsory on pain of a tax levy, then made it voluntary, then abolished Labor's scheme altogether. Bob Hawke won office in 1983 partly on a promise to restore it and his legislation sailed through with scarcely any Coalition... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Explainer: What the parties are saying about Medicarecampaign is the accusation the Government wants to privatise Medicare. The par
Explainer: What the parties are saying about Medicare
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
campaign is the accusation the Government wants to privatise Medicare. The party even enlisted former ALP prime minister Bob Hawke to level the accusation in an election advertisement. But Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ruled out making any... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Labor's Medi-scare could seriously hurt Turnbullpuff. On the other hand, Hayden was campaigning strongly, Labor was comfortably
Labor's Medi-scare could seriously hurt Turnbull
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
puff. On the other hand, Hayden was campaigning strongly, Labor was comfortably ahead in the polls and its great messiah, Bob Hawke, was entering parliament as the member for Wills. Hayden's policy speech, promising modest tax cuts, a petrol... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Turnbull rejects Labor Medicare claimswill never be satisfied until they dismantle Medicare.' Spearheading the Labor
Turnbull rejects Labor Medicare claims
Sky News Australia / Posted 10 days ago
will never be satisfied until they dismantle Medicare.' Spearheading the Labor campaign is former Prime Minister Bob Hawke in a television ad in which he accuses the coalition of plotting to privatise the agency his government... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Shorten puts Medicare at heart of campaignhe officially launched Labor's campaign two weeks out from the federal election
Shorten puts Medicare at heart of campaign
Sky News Australia / Posted 10 days ago
he officially launched Labor's campaign two weeks out from the federal election. The Labor leader was joined by luminaries Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and Julia Gillard on Sunday as he unveiled a suite of new promises under the campaign theme 'We'll... Read more
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Weekly Times
Medicare safe in coalition hands: Turnbullcampaign launch on Sunday the election was a referendum on keeping Medicare in
Medicare safe in coalition hands: Turnbull
Weekly Times / Posted 10 days ago
campaign launch on Sunday the election was a referendum on keeping Medicare in public hands. Former prime minister Bob Hawke is featuring in Labor ads backing up Mr Shorten's claim. But, campaigning in Sydney on Monday, the prime minister... Read more
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Herald Sun
Turnbull spells out Medicare approachcampaign launch on Sunday the election was a referendum on keeping Medicare in
Turnbull spells out Medicare approach
Herald Sun / Posted 10 days ago
campaign launch on Sunday the election was a referendum on keeping Medicare in public hands. Former prime minister Bob Hawke is featuring in Labor ads backing up Mr Shorten's claim. But, campaigning in Sydney on Monday, Mr Turnbull told... Read more
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Weekly Times
Medicare will never be sold off: TurnbullLeader Bill Shorten told Labor's campaign launch on Sunday the election was a r
Medicare will never be sold off: Turnbull
Weekly Times / Posted 10 days ago
Leader Bill Shorten told Labor's campaign launch on Sunday the election was a referendum on Medicare. He's recruited Bob Hawke to star in an advertising campaign accusing the coalition of privatising the agency the former prime minister... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Turnbull rejects Labor Medicare claimscampaign launch on Sunday the election was a referendum on keeping Medicare in
Turnbull rejects Labor Medicare claims
Sky News Australia / Posted 10 days ago
campaign launch on Sunday the election was a referendum on keeping Medicare in public hands. Former prime minister Bob Hawke is featuring in Labor ads backing up Mr Shorten's claim. But, campaigning in Sydney on Monday, the prime minister... Read more
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