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Transcript 6964

TRANSCRIPT OF 11.00 AM - 30 JUNE 1986

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Hawke, Robert

Period of Service: 11/03/1983 to 20/12/1991

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Release Date: 30/06/1986

Release Type: Interview

Transcript ID: 6964

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TRANSCRIPT OF 11.00 AM 30 JUNE 1986
PM: It was a remarkable achievement by any standards not just to
found a new party in Australia but to bring it to a situation
where it has such considerable power. it does hold the balance of
power in Australian politics. And without any question it is Don
Chipp that has done that. No one else.
JOURNALIST: How do you think the Democrats will fare without Don
Chipp? PM: it will be a much harder job for them. it is obviously
impossible to quantify these things Paul, but the appeal of the
Democrats has been very much the appeal of Don Chipp.
JOURNALIST: Should there be a future role for Don Chipp in
Australian public life?
PM: I would be quite certain that there is some place for him
yes. JOURNALIST: So we haven't seen the last of him yet?
PM: I don't think so.
ENDS

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