In February 1983 Bob Hawke became leader of the Labor Party, overthrowing the then opposition leader Bill Hayden. That evening Hawke appeared on ABC TV's Nationwide and in a classic tv moment, interviewer, the late Richard Carlton, asked Hawke if he had blood on his hands.
Meanwhile, in a moment of great synchronicity, the very same day, Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, oblivious to the change of Labor Party leadership, visited Government House,Yarralumla in Canberra, sought and was granted leave from the Governor General to call a Federal Election.
Hawke and the Labor Party went on to win the election in a landslide and he became Australia's most popular Prime Minister ever.
Sorry, was it the price of fish you were asking about?
Well, with the nasty opposition leader Abbott's personal poll rating so low, one can't help but think a certain member of parliament from Sydney's salubrious eastern suburbs might just "do a Hawkey" come close to election time.
The only reason I am not actually forecasting this, is that issues between the Liberal Party and the Honourable Member have not been resolved. But if the timing was spot on the mark, I would forecast that it would be a very comfortable win for the Liberal Party.