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.
The following are ABC radio broadcasts from June 3, 1991:
10.45am – ABC radio rolling coverage (48m):
11.00am – ABC News (5m):
12.00pm – ABC News (10m):
12.10pm – The World Today (44m):
Bob Hawke’s press conference following his victory over Keating (17m):
Canberra Times – June 4, 1991 (CLICK TO VIEW FULL SCREEN)