Rarely do we know what influences a politician’s decision about what policy issues will define them. Bob Hawke saw starving children at the gates of an Indian palace as a 23-year-old. Was this what made him promise some 35 years later that under his government “no child would live in poverty”? Or was it some other private experience that made childhood poverty resonate with Hawke so much?
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