Artboard 1Icons/Ionic/Social/social-pinterest

National firm pays tribute to Bob Hawke

18 May 19 - In the News

Author: Sol Dolor
Publication: Australasian Lawyer
Publication date: 18/05/19
Publisher: Key Media

Holding Redlich has paid tribute to former prime minister, The Hon Bob Hawke AC, who died Thursday at the age of 89.

The national firm said that the Labor legend had been a client since the 1970’s.

“Our founder, Peter Redlich, was Bob’s lawyer for a long period. When Bob retired from Parliament in 1991, our now national managing partner, Ian Robertson AO, took on the role of Bob’s lawyer, a role he was honoured to perform for the past 28 years,” the firm said.

“Bob’s achievements are extraordinary, including the transformation of Australia into a modern, globally-competitive economy with a social conscience. History will treat him very well,” it said.

Hawke’s achievements as prime minister from 1983 to 1991 have made him one of the greatest public figures in Australia. He, along with Treasurer Paul Keating, modernised the country’s economy and made it more accessible to the global market. During his leadership, tax was overhauled, the tariff system was undone, and an industrial-relations renaissance began.

Hawke is also remembered for establishing Medicare, as well as leading the charge for environmental and social causes. He was Labor’s longest-serving prime minister. Until his death, he was the oldest living prime minister of Australia.

“Australia has lost one of its greatest leaders and our firm has lost one of our most valued clients,” Holding Redlich said. “This is a very sad time but also an opportunity to celebrate a wonderful life of achievement.”

Share this

You might be interested in

11 September 2019 - In the News

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the Government waiting for?

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Government, #Procurement

Despite mounting pressure following the recent investigation of UberEats by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair contract term regime.

10 September 2019 - In the News

Opinion: Reviewing heavy vehicle law

#Transport, Shipping & Logistics

Earlier this year, the National Transport Commission released an Issues Paper which dissects and analyses the regulatory style and structure of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

18 August 2019 - In the News

A former child slave's plea to end modern slavery in Australia and beyond

Australia's new Modern Slavery Act requires both public and private organisations turning over more than $100 million annually to report on actions to mitigate risks of slavery in their operations and supply chain.