Old Parliament House to screen Bob Hawke memorial service

Ian Bushnell 13 June 2019
Bob Hawke

Former prime minister Bob Hawke. Photo: Eva Rinaldi.

Old Parliament House will hold a public screening of Friday’s State Memorial Service from the Sydney Opera House for former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke.

The service will be screened in the House of Representatives Chamber from 11:30 am and visitors are invited to sign the condolence book in King’s Hall.

There will be free entry to the Museum of Australian Democracy for the service and bookings are not required.

Mr Hawke, who died on 16 May, aged 89, was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia, from 1983 to 1991. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1979 for service to trade unionism and industrial relations.

The 90-minute service will be held in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, and will be broadcast live on ABC television and radio.

A free event, tickets were issued online on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Members of the public in Canberra can also sign the condolence book in the Marble Foyer at Parliament House, or online.

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