Robert Hill

Australian Politician
Born Sep 25, 1946
Age 69
Hometown Adelaide
Political Party Liberal Party of ...
Other Names Hill, Robert Murray

Robert Murray Hill, is a former Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations and a former Australian politician. He currently heads the Australian Carbon Trust.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Hill.


1946 Birth Born on September 25, 1946.


1965 18 Years Old Hill came from political family and his father, Murray Hill, was a prominent Liberal member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1965 to 1988. … Read More


1977 30 Years Old …  He was Vice-President of the Liberal Party in South Australia 1977–79 and President 1985–87. … Read More
1980 33 Years Old Robert Hill was elected as a Senator for the State of South Australia, representing the Liberal Party, at the 1980 Federal election.
1981 34 Years Old He took his seat in the Senate on 1 July 1981, and served until 15 March 2006.


1993 46 Years Old After the Liberals' defeat (their fifth consecutive loss) at the 1993 federal election, Hill became Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (1993–96), and held appointments as Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs (1993) and Defence (1993–94), Public Administration (1993–94), and Education, Science and Training (1994–96).
1994 47 Years Old In 1994 he was Chairman of the Senate's Policy Review Committee.
1996 49 Years Old Following the landslide election victory of the Liberals under John Howard in 1996, Hill became Leader of the Government in the Senate (1996–2006) and Minister for the Environment (1996–98). … Read More


2001 54 Years Old On 1 January 2001, Hill was awarded the Centenary Medal for "service as Minister for Defence".
2005 58 Years Old In July 2005 the Coalition parties took control of the Senate and Hill became the first Government Leader in the Senate since 1981 to command a majority in the chamber.
2006 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2006 Hill announced his resignation from the Ministry and as Leader of the Government in the Senate. … Read More


He served in that position until May 2009.
2010 63 Years Old 1 More Event
The University of Adelaide announced on 9 April 2010 that Hill had been appointed Chancellor of the University.
2012 65 Years Old On 11 June 2012, Hill was named an Companion of the Order of Australia for "eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly through the development of policy reform in the portfolios of the environment and defence, and to Australia's international relations through senior diplomatic representation to the United Nations."
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