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Bill Hayden

Knowledge Identifier: +Bill_Hayden


Bill Hayden

21st Governor-General of Australia add

Category: Politics

Born in 1933.

Countries: Australia (95%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Australian Labor Party, Queensland, Paul Keating

Linked to: Australian Labor Party, Liberal Party of Australia, National Party of Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation




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Bill Hayden was born in 1933 add something


He was educated at Brisbane State High School and served in the Queensland Police Force from 1953 to 1961 add something


He became active in the Labor Party, and in the 1961 federal election he surprised everyone, including himself, by winning the House of Representatives seat of Oxley, located in southwest Brisbane add something


Donald Alastair Cameron - At the 1961 election he was unexpectedly defeated by the young Australian Labor Party candidate, Bill Hayden


Hayden was a diligent member of parliament and in 1969 he was elected to the Opposition front bench add something


Prior to the 1970s he was a self-described democratic socialist add something


When Labor won the 1972 election under Gough Whitlam, Hayden became Minister for Social Security, and in that capacity introduced the single mothers pension and Medibank, Australia's first system of universal health insurance add something


On 6 June 1975 he succeeded Jim Cairns as Treasurer, a position he held until the Whitlam Government was dismissed by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, on 11 November 1975 add something


Clyde Cameron - By 1975 the Whitlam government was in crisis and Whitlam made a sharp turn to the right, bringing in Bill Hayden as Treasurer and Jim McClelland as Minister for Labour and Immigration


John Wheeldon - In addition, he was appointed Minister for Social Security in June 1975 when Bill Hayden was appointed Treasurer


Tom Uren - In 1976 Uren was elected Deputy Leader of the Labor Party under Whitlam as Opposition Leader, but after the 1977 election, when Bill Hayden was elected Leader, he was replaced by Lionel Bowen


When Labor lost the 1977 election, Whitlam retired as leader and Hayden was elected to succeed him add something


Lionel Bowen - When Whitlam resigned as Labor leader after his defeat at the 1977 election, Bowen contested the party leadership but was defeated by Bill Hayden and became Deputy Leader


At the 1980 election add something


At the 1980 poll, popular union leader Bob Hawke, known to harbour leadership ambitions, was elected to Parliament add something


Bob Hawke - Deflecting arguments that the Hawke Government had failed as a reform government, Neville Wran, John Dawkins, Bill Hayden and Paul Keating made a number of speeches throughout the 1980s arguing that the Hawke Government had been a recognisably reformist government, drawing attention to Hawke's achievements as Prime Minister during his first five years in office


By 1982 it was evident that Fraser was manoeuvring to call an early election add something


John Button - A close friend of Labor Leader Bill Hayden, Button decided during 1982 that Hayden could not lead the party to victory at the election due in late 1983


Labor under Hawke won the 1983 election handily, and Hayden became Minister for Foreign Affairs, a position he held until 1988 add something


Labor under Hawke won the 1983 election handily, and Hayden became Minister for Foreign Affairs, a position he held until 1988 add something


The book is interpreted by some readers that he had an animosity towards Paul Keating for having helped engineer the 1983 leadership change add something


On 3 February 1983, in a meeting in Brisbane, Hayden's closest supporters told him that he must resign add something


Alan Ramsey - He wrote for a number of other publications before becoming a speechwriter for Australian Labor Party leader Bill Hayden until 1983


Gareth Evans (politician) - Evans was appointed Foreign Minister in September 1988, after his predecessor Bill Hayden retired to become Governor-General


He assumed the post in early 1989, and served with discretion and distinction during the somewhat chaotic transition from the Hawke government to the Keating government in December 1991 add something


By the late 1990s Hayden joined the board of "Quadrant", a well-known Australian monthly cultural and public policy magazine add something


He received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Queensland in 1990 for his distinguished contributions to Australian life add something


Hayden's 1996 autobiography indicates that after he left office in 1996 he was still irritated by his treatment from some sections of the Labor Party add something


In 1996 he was recognised as the Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies add something


In the debate preceding the 1999 republic referendum, he rejected the specific proposal and sided with the monarchists, stating he only supported direct election of a president add something


In 2007 at the 45th State Conference of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Labor Party, Bill Hayden was made a Life Member of the party add something


While on the board of "Quadrant", he took time to lend personal support to the publication and wrote a tribute to its editor P.P. McGuinness on his death in 2008 add something


In September 2017, in delivering the second Hayden Oration at the University of Southern Queensland in Ipswich, former Australian prime minister Paul Keating spoke at length of Hayden's contribution to the Labor Party add something


In September 2018, Hayden was baptised as a Roman Catholic at St Mary's Church, Ipswich add something