Bob Hawke To Be Honoured At Memorial Service In Sydney
The Honourable Bob Hawke, iconic Labor leader and former prime minister, will be farewelled at a memorial service in Sydney next month.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the service will be held at the Sydney Opera House on June 14.
"Bob was a political giant and national icon. It is fitting that a public celebration of his life will be held at such an iconic and beloved Australian venue," the PM said in a statement on Friday.
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The service will be televised on the ABC from 11:30am EST, with members of the public able to book free tickets online from midday next Wednesday.
"Bob was a man who understood Australia and the people who call our country home," Morrison said.
"I am pleased Australians will have the chance to say farewell."
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