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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  • Inaugural AFFLIP Oration

    Inaugural AFFLIP Oration

    2015: A Year of Decision on the Global Education Agenda
    Presented by The Hon Julia Gillard

    Tuesday 25 August

    Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines

  • PAT Launch

    PAT Launch

    Progressive Achievement Tests - measuring growth in student achievement.

    Tuesday 11 August

  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

    CACSA Contemporary 2015

    CACSA Contemporary 2015

    Open weekdays 9am - 5pm (Thurs until 7pm)

    Open from 3 August - 3 September


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Areas of study and research

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