Hi @Bazi_aficionado @JLim
Well this is definitely a interesting case study, as a practitioner of Traditonal BaZi. i do find 甲戌 Hour to be quite suspicious. I think it most be noted that the time a woman takes to labor varies greatly between person to person.
My middle school teacher went into labor for over 8hrs before having her baby！
If using 甲戌 hour IMO, would make this a very low level 建祿格 and i highly doubt he is someone who is holding this low level chart structure because it also does not match much of his life events IMO.
In order for 建祿格 to be high level both Officer/官 and 财/Wealth most potrude in the heavenly stems at the same time the DM most still be able to maintain strength.
It does not like to see 7k/杀 especially if 印/Seal is present in the chart. 杀 will go to strengthen 印, and 印 will go to strengthen a already over strengthened DM.
In his chart 正印 as 癸 is present in the year pillar.
He was also raised by single mother which means this 印 is highly beneficial to him. It also doesn't make sense to me for him to be without father using this hour, because 寅戌 have special relationship, as well as 辰戌 clash which opens the tomb for 戌. The tomb for Fire/Earth.
If we use 甲戌 Hour, The useful gods for the chart would be Fire/Earth. First someone who goes into politics and uses fire/earth will most likely have more conservative political leanings. 官、杀 Officer also becomes useless because of the presence of 印. It's strength goes to supporting 印 instead of controlling the DM. Which would make more for a more fanatic type of personality and definitely more fanatic type of political leanings.
Which does not seem to match his progressive political stance.
When i look at the next hour though 乙亥HP this chart makes a lot more sense to me... If born in 乙亥 Hour, i would consider this chart a high level 曲直格。Which definitely matches his politics and life events more.
Not only is 亥 the 长生 location for Wood, it is also the 临官 position for Water. Further raising the level of this 曲直格. Not only that it does not clash with any of the 3 Zodiacs forming the Wood Frame combo.
Therefore allowing a true transformation to occur. This is considered 格真 (Real Completed Structure) Very high level.
曲直格 when high level usually become 国家栋梁 (Someone who contributes greatly to the Country). It is also a strong sign of benevolence. He is known as a progressive politician that supports gay rights and all-inclusive politics.
Which is again a sign of benevolence.
曲直格 is a special chart formation only formed by Wood DM's just incase some readers don't know.
If we use 乙亥 hour then Officer and 7k become a lot more useful, again it's energy goes to support 印/Seal but since this chart is a 曲直格 it likes 印 to be supported and strengthened.
Especially during the presence of strong Water periods/years. Less Apparent during Earth Years/periods. In fact main 忌神(dreaded God) would be Earth followed by Fire the 凶神.
In 1998 he was promoted to parliament secretary which is the stepping stone to become a future Minister/PM. In 1999 he fought heavily for a bill that supports gay rights.
In 2022 he was able to defeat Scott Morrison who is anti-LGBTQ, and it was because of the actions he took in 1998-1999 in support of Gay Rights that garnered this wide support for him now in 2022.
1998-1999 were 申酉 years. I highly doubt these years would of been beneficial to him if he was born in 甲戌 HR.
His facial and body appearance also show much more signs of Wood frame then broken wood frame. Notice his long arms and somewhat elongated body. Classic signs of wood frame.
Anyway this is just my Opinion and outlook of his chart. In no way do my knowledge completely represent all Traditional BaZi outlooks nor do i claim it to be.
Hope this helps!