The University of South Australia has developed the Hawke Centre as a cornerstone of its commitment to engage with the community. The Centre challenges Australians to consider ideas and develop solutions for a sustainable 21st century society. Projecting a message to “Think, Connect, Act”, The Hawke Centre engages with local and international audiences through public learning activities, alliances, and exhibitions, with free live and post event digital access, and expert presenters.
A recent proud recipient of an SA Governor's Multicultural Award, the Hawke Centre was cited as "a pre-eminent forum for discussion and debate about the fundamentals of our society - from our democratic foundations to the social principles of diversity, egalitarianism and fairness that we as a community aspire to.”
We invite you to get involved. Come and visit us today or join more than 7,000 people on our mailing list to keep up to date on the Hawke Centre’s thought-provoking activities.
"I will do all I can to help make the Centre an institution of which we can all be proud, not as a memorial to an individual, but as another small but important bridge to understanding, compassion, and good policy."
Welcome from Elizabeth Ho OAM, Director of the Hawke Centre.
Establishment of the Hawke Centre
Awards and commendations
While the views presented by speakers within the Hawke Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either UniSA or The Hawke Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: strengthening our democracy - valuing our diversity - and building our future.