Bob Hawke's granddaughter announces dream to follow in his steps

Bob Hawke's granddaughter announces dream to follow in his steps
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    Bob Hawke's granddaughter Sophie Taylor-Price said she has considered following his footsteps into politics    Speaking to The Australian, Ms Taylor-Price, 34, said the third-longest serving prime minister would have supported her tilt at politics '[He] would desperately want it to be so and he'll be very proud of me if I was to,' she said Ms Taylor-Price (pictured with husband Rupert) said the third-longest serving prime minister would 'desperately want' her to step into parliament The 34-year-old added Mr Hawke (pictured) - who died at his Sydney home on May 16 aged 89 - would be 'very proud' if she didMs Taylor-Price, a member of the Labor Party, said a career in politics 'is something that I'll consider in the next phase of my life'  The senior manager for climate change and sustainability at accounting firm EY has urged the government to trust scientists on the issue of climate change During a memorial service for Mr Hawke at the Sydney Opera House in June, Ms Taylor-Price recalled her grandfather's comments on the environment RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'We forgave him for his sins - we loved him for his Bob Hawke's tearful widow Blanche d'Alpuget leads tributes. Share this article Share 'When I was four years old, I sat by my grandfather's knee in 1989 when he addressed the nation on climate change It is actually one of my first memories,' she said. She said Mr Hawke was concerned about a lack of action on addressing environmental concerns 'One of the reasons Pop was such a respected leader is that he trusted his advisers, including scientists That luck of trust in scientists certainly needs to change,' Ms Taylor-Price said   Sophie Taylor-Price speaks during a state memorial service for Bob Hawke at Sydney Opera House on June 14  'He saw it as a collective failure of our nation that we have traded short-term interests over intergenerational equality,' she said  'These past months, he expressed such great sadness that we have failed to [take action] ' She said in her opinion one of Mr Hawke's greatest achievements was to prevent mining in the Antarctic in 1989  Mr Hawke died at his Sydney home on May 16 aged 89.  The climate change activist has commended her grandfather - a former Labor leader - for trusting scientists
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