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The Hon Bob Hawke AC was born in South Australia in 1929. He was educated at the University of Western Australia (degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Economics)),and Oxford University (degree of Bachelor of Letters).

Bob Hawke became a Research Officer and Advocate for the Australian Council of Trade Unions, rising to be President or that organization.

In 1980 he entered the Australian Parliament representing the Australian Labor Party and in 1983 was elected Prime Minister. Winning the next three elections, he became Australia’s longest serving Labor Prime Minister and now the country’s third longest serving.He resigned from the Parliament in February of 1992.

He is an Honorary Fellow at the University College of Oxford and holds honorary degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Nanjing University of China; Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law, Oxford University and an Hon Doctorate of Humanities, Rikkyo University, Tokyo.; the University of Western Australia; the University of South Australia; the University of New South Wales, and the Macquarie University (NSW).

Mr. Hawke was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1979. In 2009 he was awarded by The Papuan New Guinea Government the highest award for non-citizens, the Grand companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL). In 2012 Mr. Hawke received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun from the Government of Japan.

Current honorary positions include: Member of the Advisory Council, The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney; Member of the Council of Advisers of the Boao Forum for Asia;Member of theInternational Advisory Council of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue; Chairman of The Hawke Research Institute Advisory Board at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia; Patron of Indigenous Engineering Aid.


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