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Paul Keating pays tribute to ‘great friendship’ with Bob Hawke

  • Read former prime minister Paul Keating’s eulogy at Bob Hawke’s memorial service.

When Bob invited me over to see him, the better part of a year ago, he and I were again joining the circle on the great friendship and partnership that drove the longest reform period in the country’s history.

  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Eight and a half years we were together and with a great cabinet we were able to give the country what it formerly never had – at least not since the war – policy creativity, coherence and continuity.

And as it turned out, not just for 8½ years but 13 years…

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