Bob Hawke was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991 and the longest-serving Labor prime minister in Australian history.
Throughout his term, Mr Hawke focused on public health care (establishing Medicare), education, human rights and reforms in economics, environmental policy and international affairs.
The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, based at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, is devoted to generating ideas and solutions to achieve cohesive, sustainable societies. The Centre’s team engage with local and international communities through public learning activities including lectures, seminars, alliances and research projects.
Mr Hawke continued to lend a voice to national issues until his death on 16 May 2019. We were very proud to be have been involved with Bob to support major gifts work in the UK and Australia in the early days of his fundraising campaign for the Centre – and several other campaigns and projects he inspired over his many years of public service.