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Decision time.

Labor Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke and Victorian State Premier John Cain contemplate the enevitable declaration of election dates. Previous Labor Leader William Hayden had become the twenty first Governor General on 16th February, 1989. Bob Hawke was facing his fourth election campaign which he went on to win. John Cain's Deputy Robert Fordham had resigned over a crisis in the Victorian Economic Development Corporation.