He was entertaining
Yes, but his Australian brand of Reaganism and Thatcherism was not. It lead to the decades of Howardism that followed and out of which Australia is slowly emerging.
I find this continuing heroising of Keating and Hawke by ALP apparatchiks frankly absurd, and I do not think it is shared by labour supporters. Whitlam made Australia a better country. Hawke and Keating made it a better country for the rich.