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Opposition Leader, Foreign Minister, Governor-General, and defender of the constitutional status quo: Bill Hayden had a significant public career. Dave Hunt/AAP

Bill Hayden’s remarkable contribution to public life

Former Labor Leader and Governor-General Bill Hayden has died aged 85. Hayden is remembered for his role in establishing Medibank (later Medicare) and for leading Labor’s recovery after 1975.

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