In 1983, Australia elected a authorities fairly not like any it had seen earlier than led by the charismatic former union chief Bob Hawke. In workplace, Hawke shaped shut private relationships with some unlikely worldwide companions – the US Republican President Ronald Reagan, the UK Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev, amongst others. Alongside the best way, Hawke’s authorities tackled worldwide commerce reform, oversaw an overhaul in relations with China and led the best way in regional establishment constructing. Does Hawke’s overseas coverage legacy nonetheless have relevance for Australia at the moment? Or is it a overseas coverage custom from a bygone period?