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The Hawke Legacy

Bob Hawke, a third generation South Australian, was one of the 20th century's most notable Prime Ministers (1983-1991) and a great conciliator nationally and abroad.

The Hawke Centre has been so named in honour of his contribution to the nation and its focus on civil society issues reflects some themes of the Hawke era that remain relevant today in Australian life.

The following brief information gives some insight into Bob Hawke's contribution. More information is available through the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library.

The main achievements of Bob Hawke as Prime Minister 1983 to 1991

Bob Hawke has been recognised for many contributions to Australian public life but perhaps none so great as his determination to persuade Australians of the need to see their society and economy in a global context.  Listed in fuller form by Old Parliament House in Canberra.  Hawke's main achievements show his vision and breadth as a leader and are summarised here:

ECONOMY

ENVIRONMENT

GLOBAL INITIATIVES

SOCIAL SECURITY

EQUITY

EDUCATION

 

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