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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.

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)

Canberra Times?