Bob Hawke, former Australian prime minister, dies age 89

Labor PM, who served from 1983 to 1991, modernised Australia’s economy and introduced significant social reforms

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Australia’s 23rd prime minister and Labor elder statesman Bob Hawke has died.

Hawke died peacefully at home, aged 89 years, according to a statement by his widow Blanche D’Alpuget released on Thursday evening.

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