Tributes flow for former Prime Minister Bob Hawke
“Mr Shorten said Mr Hawke had two goals last week – to see his step-son get married and a Labor election victory. He made the wedding and Mr Shorten said he was sad he did not make it until tomorrow’s federal election”.
Source: Herald Sun
No-one will be able to verify whether Hawke *did* in fact say that. In the circumstances, it is grubby for Shorten to leverage the sad passing of a great PM for his own Short-term goals.