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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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  • Sharing the good earth

    Sharing the good earth

    Find out more about the Society behind the Royal Adelaide Show.

    Wednesday 14 May, 6pm

  • Smarter about drugs

    Young people in discussion

    A national conversation about illicit drugs and policy options.

    Wednesday 7 May, 6.30pm

  • Ecuador's Identities


    A striking collection of international artwork showcasing Ecuador’s cultures and traditions.

    3 -30 April

    April exhibition

Hawke Centre highlights

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