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Bob Hawke’s daughter to challenge her $750,000 inheritance

Anastasia Santoreneos
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Former prime minister Bob Hawke and wife Blanche D' Alpuget wait for Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten at the Labor campaign launch at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre as part of the 2016 election campaign on June 19, 2016 in Penrith, Sydney, Australia. Source: Getty
Bob Hawke's daughter, Rosslyn Dillon, will disputer her inheritance. Source: Getty

Bob Hawke’s daughter, Rosslyn Dillon, is prepped to take her stepmother, Blanche d’Alpuget, to court to dispute her father’s will, new reports claim.

The New Daily reported Dillon told d’Alpuget she would challenge the will over ‘a tense phone call’ in May, following her discovery that she would receive a payout of just $750,000 - a fraction of the former prime minister’s eye-watering estate.

Under an agreement separate to Hawke’s multi-million dollar will, his three children, Susan Pieters-Hawke, Stephen Hawke and Rosslyn Dillon were each paid out around $750,000 each from d’Alpuget.

Blanche d’Alpuget's son Louis Pratt also received a $750,000 sum.

According to the publication, it’s Dillon’s understanding that there is no further provision for Hawke’s three children in the will.

Instead, the remainder of his estate will be inherited to his wife, d’Alpuget, including the sale proceeds of Hawke’s $15 million Northbridge home.

Unless the matter is settled privately, it could proceed to the NSW Supreme Court with a challenge on the grounds of inadequate family provision.

Dillon has reportedly engaged Sydney family law specialists, Tiyce & Lawyers to represent her in the matter.

Hawke died on 16 May aged 89.

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