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The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Strengthening our democracy. Valuing our diversity. Building our future.

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, known as the Hawke Centre, is a community-focused centre devoted to generating ideas and solutions to achieve cohesive, sustainable societies. We engage with local and international communities through public learning activities including lectures, seminars, alliances and research projects.

Nelson Mandela

"I commend the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre for its efforts in strengthening democracy, valuing cultural diversity and building the future through its public program, research institute and library. Such values are necessary if we are to create sustainable societies and a peaceful world."

The late Nelson Mandela, International Patron (2001-2013)   

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We're excited that Bob Hawke will be Annabel Crabb's first guest on ABC-TV's Kitchen Cabinet. Tune in, 21 October, 8.30pm for insights into his life and discover the recipe for his delicious steamed Asian Fish. In November, watch out for Bob Hawke in Australian Story, when he shares his remarkable personal and political story.

  • Violent lives and silenced voices

    Seeds of Affinity

    Criminalised women speak

    Thursday 20 November

    Allan Scott Auditorium, 6pm

  • Australia's Asylum Seeker Policy

    Australia's Asylum Seeker Policy

    Where will change come from and what could it look like? 23 October, 7pm

  • Politics of Poverty

    John Sone - Vietnam - Water - Sanitation - Hygiene

    With Dr Helen Szoke, CE, Oxfam Australia
    29 October, 6pm


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Areas of study and research

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