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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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  • 30 years on, do all South Australians really have a fair go?

    Hands on bars

    The Great Debate

    With the SA Equal Opportunity Commission

    10 December, 5.30pm

  • Are you wearing a slave?

    Photo credit: International labour Organisation: Work in Freedom series.

    Marking the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.  3 December, 6pm

  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery


    EXHIBITION: Traverses: J.M. Coetzee in the world.  Until 28 November

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Hawke Centre highlights

Areas of study and research

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