How Bob Hawke the union boss won angry ag's respect

By Andrew Marshall and Carlene Dowie
Updated May 17 2019 - 7:46pm, first published 2:30pm
Prime Minister Bob Hawke addresses the massive farm protest rally outside Parliament House in June 1985.
Prime Minister Bob Hawke addresses the massive farm protest rally outside Parliament House in June 1985.

Long-time union boss, Bob Hawke's sudden ascendancy to the Labor leadership and then Prime Minister's job in 1983 was met with widespread unhappiness in rural Australia, but he soon achieved economic changes warmly endorsed by the farm sector.

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