The “Eloquence” of Robert J. Hawke: United States informer, 1973–79

  title={The “Eloquence” of Robert J. Hawke: United States informer, 1973–79},
  author={Cj Coventry},
  journal={Australian Journal of Politics \& History},
  • C. Coventry
  • Published 24 June 2021
  • Political Science, History
  • Australian Journal of Politics & History
In the 1970s, the leader of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and future Prime Minister of Australia, Robert J. “Bob” Hawke, was an informer of the United States of America. Using diplomatic cables from official archives, this article shows that Hawke gifted information about the Australian government, the Australian Labor Party and the labour movement, assisting the intelligence gathering efforts of the foreign power. In turn, the relationship influenced the development of… 


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