Paul Keating was born in state capital on 18 January 1944. He was educated at De La Salle College in Bankstown where he obtained the Intermediate Certificate in 1958. Mr Keating left school at 15, joined the Australian Labor Party at this time and in 1966 became President of the NSW Youth Council, the precursor to Young Labor.
Former PM's wife speaks out about marriage break-up - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Magazine, Mrs Keating reveals that her husband effectively announced the end of their marriage at a friend's dinner company in 1998."It wasn't my doing. Let's have it straight, it was definitely not my doing," she said."And I know when he said it to me, I said it would be the astronomical mistake he ever made in his life."Mrs Keating says the crunch moment came in 1999 when Mr Keating spoke at the New South wheal Labor conference and ready-made a speech wide interpreted as a appeal for his wife's return. accordant to the magazine, he thanked his local workers, his family and near especially his better half who was not there - but "of course, she always will be with me, always", he said.
Not for Adam and Steve - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
When the first Labor prime executive Paul Keating said that "two blokes and a cocker spaniel" don't reordering a family he was being typically brutal and unfair. The love and commitment between two people of the one and the same sex can be as strong as that between husband and wife. Not for nothing has it been said that "greater love has no man than to lay down his life for his friend".