In return for his party making him PM, he agreed not to assert his favoured positions.
VERDICT Turnbull had a stated position in favour of an Australian republic, a carbon trading scheme and gay marriage.
Unlike Keating, who relished adversial politics, Hawke was very much a consensus builder.
VERDICT Hawke was a positive prime minister, more interested in building consensus than finding faults with others.
Although Keating hated sport, he had a number of traits that would have gone down well in the crowd at a football game.
He had a biting comic wit, an acid tongue, and a colourful command of language.