Bob's bush legacy

By Vernon Graham and Mike Foley
Updated May 17 2019 - 3:27pm, first published 2:56pm
 Hawke with Ian McLachlan after he opened new NFF headquarters in May, 1985.
Hawke with Ian McLachlan after he opened new NFF headquarters in May, 1985.

The Hawke Government had a tumultuous relationship with the farm sector in the mid-1980s at a time when producers were being squeezed by high costs, rising debt and soaring interest rates.

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