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The Hon Robert Hill AC


The Hon Robert Hill is chancellor of the University of Adelaide and a former Australian senator and ambassador to the United Nations. His long interest in sustainability has led to his serving as the former chairmen of the Australian Carbon Trust and Low Carbon Australia.

  • Chancellor, University of Adelaide
  • Adjunct Professor in Sustainability, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
  • Chair, Cooperative Research Centre : Low Carbon Living
  • Formerly Chair, Low Carbon Australia Ltd 
  • Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, 2006-2009
  • Minister for Defence , 2002-2006
  • Minister for the Environment,1996-2002
  • Senator for South Australia, 1981-2006
  • Leader of the Government in the Senate, 1996-2006
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, 1990-1996
  • Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs 1990-1994, Defence 1994-1995, Education & Science 1995-1996
  • Immediate Past President, United Nations Association of Australia
  • Member Asia Pacific Board, The Nature Conservancy, Hong Kong
  • Member Advisory Board, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
  • Member Board of Directors, Karrkad-Kandji Limited, supporting Indigenous Protected Areas in West and Central Arnhem Land
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (University of Adel aide) Master of Laws (University of London)
  • Barrister and Solicitor
  • Resident of Adelaide, Married , Four adult children