Articles by Bruce Hawker
Bruce Hawker is former general election manager at the Australian Labor party

Letter from… Sydney

Bruce Hawker  |  5 November 2014

As backbench pressure mounts on David Cameron to either strike some sort of deal with Nigel Farage or co-opt his policies, it is time to ask: what is the prime minister’s campaign director, Lynton Crosby, planning? The answer might be found by looking at Crosby’s campaign history. In 2001 he was directing Australian prime minister …

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Under fire

Bruce Hawker  |  10 December 2013

When the media turned against Labor in Australia —The recent federal election in Australia saw the Murdoch press mount its most aggressive campaign against Labor in a generation. The ferocity of this coordinated attack took everyone by surprise – except Rupert Murdoch’s inner sanctum of editors. As prime minister Kevin Rudd’s senior adviser I was …

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