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Dr Jan Edwards and her team evaluating pavements for people with a disability

A career dedicated to education across the globe

There’s been a clear thread throughout Dr Jan Edwards’ education career – improving the lives of those in disadvantaged positions with educated sustainable solutions. With projects spanning Trinidad and Tobago, Indonesia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka to name a few, Dr Edwards leads teams cooperating with government, local communities and fellow researchers to address issues at the intersection of poverty, gender equality, disability social inclusion and family violence. more...

Corey DeCandia and Jordan Kallios

Graduates’ vacation leads to new men's swimwear company

Corey DeCandia and Jordy Kallios are carving out a space for men in the swimwear and resort wear sphere with Vacay Swimwear after meeting at university. Inspired by their travels and the cutting-edge, windswept beach goers lining the stretches of legendary European shores, the brand is now making its way into David Jones stores across Australia. more...

John 'Jak' Ah Kit

A tribute to first NT Aboriginal Cabinet Minister John 'Jak' Ah Kit

What John ‘Jak’ Ah Kit achieved over his lifetime as a leader and advocate for Aboriginal people, their rights and land, is a credit to his sheer tenacity, strength, and innate ability to connect with everyone. He will be remembered as a trailblazing force to be reckoned with and guiding light for so many people in the Northern Territory and beyond. more...

The Hon Julia Gillard AC with the cover of her book Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

Women and Leadership:
Real Lives, Real Lessons

Earlier this week, Former Australian Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard AC joined Julia Lester and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre for an In-Conversation and Book Launch of Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, the book she wrote with economist, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Revisit their inspiring chat here...

Dancers at All Abilities Dance and Cheer

Dancers with disabilities
take centre stage

Alana Giaccio has been able to combine her love of dance and her deeply personal journey in supporting people with disabilities to launch her very own organisation, All Abilities Dance and Cheer, offering people of all ages a safe, supportive space to dance and enjoy themselves. more...


Now >> Open August

Thinking about uni in 2021? Join us for Open August, a series of online and on campus events to discover our range of world-class degrees. Register online now for our Virtual Open Days and then step onto campus to tour our state-of-the-art facilities, and chat to teaching staff and students about your study and career options here.

Now >> Ep 12 | Samstag ON ART Podcast series

Kaula Lumpur-based art critic Lee Weng Choy joins Samstag Associate Curator Joanna Kitto for a conversation around art and life in the present moment. They discuss missing the experience of viewing art in person, what we’re consuming, and how the present moment is making us commit to empathy. In the next episode, Weng will answer listener’s questions about art and arts writing. Send your question for Weng to Joanna at joanna.kitto@unisa.edu.au.

4 August >> Aboriginal Children Speak: Criminal Responsibility and the Rights of the Child

The film In My Blood It Runs has launched worldwide with astounding engagement from all walks of life. Facilitated by Professor Stan Grant, our panel of experts will consider the issues explored in the film through discussion on the rights of Aboriginal children in relation to criminality, Australian and International laws, and hearing Aboriginal children speak.

5 August >> Machine-Made Histories

Presented in partnership with the Oxford University Society (South Australia), Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise (UniSA) discusses how historical machines can make recommendations about our lives that can sometimes be of no benefit to us, and how we might think about instructing and supervising them differently so that the past and the future are matters of ethics that we can more actively shape.

6 August >> Slaves in the System: Panel Discussion

Modern slavery exists across the world, and Australia is no exception, but Australia can take a global leadership role in combating modern slavery. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of the Just A Thought series, our panel will discuss the prevalence of modern slavery in Australia and across the globe. Discussion will also consider how Australia exacerbates the global slavery problem by importing products that are potentially produced through forced labour, and what we can do to remove slavery in our supply chains.

20 August >> How to be a Star Citizen in Space

People are rocketing out into the unknown, talking about colonising Mars, populating the Low Earth Orbit with shiny satellites, and relying more than ever before on data beamed up and back down. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of the Just A Thought series, our panel will reflect on the ethical considerations space raises, such as the impact human activity has on ourselves and our celestial neighbours, planetary defence and archaeological preservation.

27 August >> 2020 UniSA Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Final

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a competition celebrating the research undertaken by PhD candidates. Competing for a chance to represent UniSA in the 2020 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition, our 7 finalists will present their research to you using 1 slide, and in just 3 minutes. The 2020 UniSA 3MT Final will be held virtually. Learn more about their big ideas and help select this year’s People’s Choice winner, all from the comfort of your own home. Presented by the University of South Australia and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

11 September >> Book Launch and In-Conversation with Hugh Mackay AO

Hear one of Australia’s most respected social psychologists, Hugh Mackay AO, talk about his new book The Inner Self. He explains the differences between our ‘inner’ and ‘social’ selves and, in the process, takes us to the heart of what it means to be human. Hugh will be In-Conversation with The Reverend Honourable Dr Lynn Arnold AO FAICD. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.



6 July - 29 September >> The ART in heART

The ART in heART is an exhibition in The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery showcasing artworks by local emerging artists attending weekly workshops run by Neami National, a community based organisation providing services to improve mental health and wellbeing in local communities.

3 - 28 August >> Art by Prisoners - The Written Edition

In 2020 The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Department for Correctional Services present a compilation of written works by prisoners across South Australia as part of an online exhibition. An expansion of the Life Sentences portion of previous Art by Prisoners exhibitions, the written edition provides an opportunity for you to read prisoner experiences in their own words.


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