Former leader of the Labor Party who held office as the 24th Prime Minister of Australia from 1991 to 1996. He also served as the Treasurer of Australia from 1983 to 1991.
He briefly worked as a clerk and rock band manager before joining the Labor Party in 1966.
He held office as a Member of the Australian Parliament for nearly three decades, representing Blaxland.
He was married to Annita van Iersel from 1975 to 1998; the couple had four children.
He succeeded Bob Hawke as the Prime Minister of Australia in 1991.