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A lack of instruction!

On June 3rd, 1991 a leadership spill had taken place between incumbent Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating. Hawke survived the Caucus vote but there were still reverberations in the Labor party room.

Meantime, to the Australian public, he urged that he and his party could be taken on trust.