Charles Wooley looks back at the brilliant career of Bob Hawke on 60 MINUTES

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THIS WEEK ON 60 MINUTES

SUNDAY, MAY 19, AT 8.30PM ON NINE AFTER THE VOICE

 

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

 It started with a dream to create a patch of heaven in Fiji, a surfer’s paradise right near one of the world’s most legendary waves, Cloudbreak. Two Aussie mates, Navrin Fox and Woody Jack, obtained a 99-year lease on land on Malolo Island and planned a small and environmentally friendly resort. But then, to their horror and disgust, right next door bulldozers rolled in and started clearing everything in sight. The spectacular reef, sandy beach and pristine rainforest were all destroyed by Chinese developers determined to build, of all things, a $100 million casino. But as Liam Bartlett reports, far from being wiped out, the Aussie surfers refused to let the dirty rotten scoundrels get away with it.

Reporter: Liam Bartlett

Producer: Nick Greenaway

 

 CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION

 These days that old saying, “Children should be seen and not heard”, is just that: old. Young people have had enough of the way the adults are running the world and they want everyone to know they can do better. The latest global protest phenomenon has school kids going on strike, abandoning the classroom and taking to the streets to demand action on climate change. It’s a campaign that started with one teenager in Sweden, and it has grown to include 1.4 million angry and noisy students from 125 countries. And they’re not just loud, they’re also very smart. So perhaps we all need to be reminded that the times really are a-changin’.

Reporter: Sarah Abo

Producers: Laura Sparkes, Naomi Shivaraman

 

AND I’M BOB HAWKE

 Since his death on Thursday, much has been written and said about the life of Bob Hawke. The ALP’s most successful and longest-serving prime minister was many things: a larrikin bloke, a uniting leader, and a social and economic reformer.  Charles Wooley knew him for close to 50 years and looks back on Hawke’s brilliant career, which after politics even included a stint as a globetrotting 60 MINUTES reporter.

Reporter: Charles Wooley

 

60 MINUTES  SUNDAY, MAY 19, AT 8.30PM ON NINE & 9NOW