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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  • Understanding and Resolution

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    Inaugural University of South Australia Reconciliation Lecture

    With Dr Ros Kidd, Specialist in Aboriginal Affairs, Qld

    Thursday 28 May, 6.00pm

  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery


    Landscape paintings depicting the blinding dust storms, heat, cold winds and drought as shaping forces of our state's Mid North

    April exhibition
  • A humanitarian in the front line


    Paul White, UN Senior Protection Officer, on the international protection of people displaced by ISIS in Dohuk, Kurdish Region of Iraq.


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