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Think, Connect, Act.

Effective democracy demands of its citizens that we think, connect and act. This is the message that the Hawke Centre promotes to the wider community, underlining that we have both freedoms and responsibilities within a healthy democracy.

Since its establishment in 1997, The Hawke Centre has developed a public events program reflecting its stated themes: strengthening our democracy, valuing our diversity and building our future, with topics ranging from human rights to environment, economy and science, and many more.

Our Centre is widely recognised as a tangible expression of the University of South Australia's commitment to engage meaningfully with the community. Its focus also complements the longstanding reputation of South Australia as a crucible for social inquiry and inventiveness.  In addition to a public event program examining
 key ideas and solutions for twenty-first century society, we offer an active partnerships strategy, inter-sectoral sessions between business, government and other agencies, as well as bringing attention to key research areas within and beyond the University of South Australia.

The Hawke Centre is also home of the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery which offers a dedicated guest gallery space for organisations to convey their social messages through art and conduct important outreach. The Gallery extends the Hawke Centre's commitment to engage with the community.

We honour the values of Bob Hawke as a major supporter of education, of international understanding, and of balance between equity and economy to serve the greater social good.

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  • Our awards

    Our awards

    We are the proud recipients of a number of prestigious community awards

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  • Bob Hawke and UniSA

    Bob Hawke and UniSA

    Bob Hawke and his relationship with UniSA

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  • Contact us

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    Level 5 Hawke Building
    55 North Terrace
    Adelaide SA 5000
    p: +61 8 8302 0371

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