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.


Mary McAleeseThe Hawke Centre is proud to announce that former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese has accepted the role of International Patron of The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. We thank Mary for her generous support and commitment to the Centre and look forward to a long association with this inspiring leader.



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  • Amnesty International Lecture

    Professor Tom Calma AO

    Can the inequality gaps be closed? An exploration of the challenges and solutions.

    with Professor Tom Calma AO

    Wednesday 11 November, 6.00pm

  • 2015 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture

    2015 Nelson Mandela Lecture with Hilary Charlesworth

    The Good Citizen of Australia: Human rights and citizenship in the twenty-first century 

    with Professor Hilary Charlesworth

    Thursday 12 November, 6.00pm

  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

    Charles Fox

    Current exhibitions:

    Dark Water: Cambodia's UXO Divers

    Are you wearing a slave? An exhibition for the abolition of slavery

    Until 30 October


Hawke Centre highlights

Areas of study and research

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