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Republic – Yes or No?

October 1, 2021 - 17:09 -- Admin

The document on this page is a scan of pamphlet produced by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 1997.

The document was produced in advance of the Constitutional Convention held in February 1998.

The referendum on the republic took place in November 1999.

Bob Hawke Repels Leadership Challenge From Paul Keating

June 3, 2021 - 12:00 -- Admin

Prime Minister Bob Hawke defeated his former Treasurer, Paul Keating, in an ALP caucus ballot on June 3, 1991.

The caucus voted 66-44 to re-elect Hawke. After eight years as Treasurer, Keating went to the backbench.

Hawke served as Treasurer for one day, from June 3 to June 4. He was unable to appoint an acting treasurer because Keating had resigned and there was no-one to act for. John Kerin was appointed Treasurer on June 4.