Topic archives: Bob Hawke

Sam Dastyari wasn’t the first to take Chinese money, just ask Howard

December 19, 2017 5

Chinese influence in Australia and elsewhere is being exert via "sharp power", and you wont have to look far to find those who are happy to play a part.

Enough with the fetishism of the Hawke-Keating years

June 30, 2017 23

Australian business needs to wake up to the fact that the community isn't disenchanted with the marketing of neoliberalism, but with the product itself.

How big city networks took over rural TV (and what that says about its future)

May 22, 2017

To understand the history of rural and regional TV's subsumption by capital city networks, you first need to understand the history of the "75% reach rule", writes journalist Christopher Warren.

Hawke’s Lager, it’s the Bob Hawke-branded beer

April 6, 2017

But he's not the first pollie to have a beer named after him.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 6, 2017

Hawke lends likeness to lager ... Humphries for Westfield ... Rice throws down gauntlet ...

We’ve counted your votes, and the members of the parliamentary supergroup are …

March 27, 2017

Craig Emerson was a popular choice.

Charles gets Rogered

January 30, 2017

Wrong guy.

Labor’s western Sydney pantomime show

June 20, 2016 8

The Labor faithful -- including Bob Hawke, Julia Gillard and Paul Keating -- trudged out to Penrith. But Kevin Rudd was nowhere to be seen.

China as repressive as ever, but Australia lacks Hawke’s moral fibre

June 6, 2016 5

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre Australia needs a politician to stand up to China, as Bob Hawke did. But pollies with that moral rectitude are thin on the ground.

Truth and impropriety

March 10, 2016 3

Crikey readers discuss Road To Ruin and other issues of the day.