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Australia led by Bob Hawke is a custom civilization by Colonialist Legacies and Senshi.

This mod requires Brave New World.



For most of its history, the land known as "Australia" has been inhabited by various Aboriginal peoples, who were isolated from the rest of the world. Upon the European discovery of this vast landmass in 1606, many countries tried to take portions of it. Eventually, the British took the entire island of Australia, turning it into one of their most prosperous - and largest - colonies. Due to the vast amount of available land, the British Empire sent convicts to the territory, as a way of keeping the British Isles crime-free. Eventually, in 1901, Australia got its first Prime Minister, and eventually independence from Great Britain. As a newly-formed nation, Australia joined the First and Second World Wars, helping to put its place on the world map. Today, Australia is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, as well as having strong economic and political links with other countries.

Bob Hawke[]

Australia was seen as a "bloody comfy country" in a stablizing geopolitical landscape when Rhodes scholar (and world record holder for beer drinking) Bob Hawke came to power. Under Bob Hawke, the Australian Labor Party won four elections in a row, thus making him the most electorally successful Labor Leader in history. During his first term in office, Hawke gained the highest popularity rating of any Prime Minister since the introduction of public opinion polls. After a decade as ACTU President, Hawke announced his intention to enter politics, and was immediately elected to the House of Representatives. Hawke believed in government by consensus and managed with considerable success to establish agreement between business and the unions in the pursuit of economic growth.  The Hawke Government created Medicare and Landcare, brokered the Prices and Incomes Accord, formed APEC, floated the Australian dollar, deregulated the financial sector, introduced the Family Assistance Scheme, announced "Advance Australia Fair" as the official national anthem and initiated superannuation pension schemes for all workers.

Dawn of Man[]

Salutations to you, Bob Hawke, 23rd Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia! After achieving office through a landslide victory over the incumbent Liberal government, you used your support and authority within the Labor party to introduce sweeping policy changes that would affect the course of Australia's society and economy to make it a true player on the world stage, and whose influence can still be felt today. Your government was also known for its reforms in the areas of health and welfare, including the reintroduction of the Medicare public health service, and your heavy interaction with the citizens of your country cemented your place as one of the most popular leaders in Australia's history.


Art by TPangolin

Prime Minister Hawke, Australia again needs the guidance of a leader that will provide it with prosperity and reform. Will you be able to make the Land Down Under become part of the global playing field once more? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Welcome to Australia, a comfy bloody country! I'm Bob Hawke, and I'm the big PM around here. Nice to meet ya!

Introduction: On behalf of all Australia, I welcome you- ah, forget it. G'day mate, I'm Bob.

Defeat: I used to think there was not a bum among us up on the world stage! You've changed that.

Unique Attributes[]

Australia (Bob Hawke)

Art by TPangolin

Let's Stick Together
Specialists refund a portion of CultureIcon Culture spent upon adopting a Social Policy, and consume half the usual Food and Happiness during Golden Ages. Farms on Desert tiles generate Goldenage Golden Age points if another Desert Farm is adjacent.

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SASR (Paratrooper)
  • +2 Paradrop Range
  • Gains Science Science from Kills
  • Strength Combat Strength increased to 70 if you are researching a technology no player has discovered

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CSIRO (Research Lab)
  • Unlocked at Replaceable Parts
  • +1 Scientist Slot
  • Provides Goldenage Golden Age Points upon the discovery of a new Technology
  • Costs no maintenance after The Internet is discovered
City List
  1. Canberra
  2. Sydney
  3. Melbourne
  4. Brisbane
  5. Adelaide
  6. Perth
  7. Hobart
  8. Darwin
  9. Gold Coast
  10. Newcastle
  11. Geelong
  12. Launceston
  13. Bunbury
  14. Queanbeyan
  15. Alice Springs
  16. Mount Gambier
  17. Cairns
  18. Gosford
  19. Sunshine Coast
  20. Wollongong
  21. Townsville
  22. Broome
  23. Ballarat
  24. Toowoomba
  25. Whyalla
  26. Bendigo
  27. Kalgoorlie
  28. Albury-Wodonga
  29. Mackay
  30. Rockhampton
  31. Bundaberg
  32. Wagga Wagga
  33. Coffs Harbour
  34. Broken Hill
  35. Byron Bay
  36. Port Macquarie
  37. Kirribilli
Spy List
  • Michael
  • Dave
  • Angus
  • Jimmy
  • Peter
  • John
  • Colin
  • Mark
  • Iva
  • Chris



Peace Theme War Theme

Great Southern Land Ambient Chillout Cover


Beds Are Burning

Icehouse's 'Great Southern Land', cover by dmxtreme1978 Midnight Oil's 'Beds Are Burning', cover by Vitamin String Quartet

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions[]

Construct a New Parliament House[]

Our old Parliament was meant to be temporary, and now it's running out of space for our national debates! We should build a new one as soon as possible!


  • Player must be Australia
  • Must have researched Banking
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • Magistrates Magistrates
  • {1_Cost} Gold Gold


  • +2 CultureIcon Culture from Constabularies and the Palace
  • A Great Engineer appears near the Capital

Kirribilli Agreement[]

The people have apparently decided you're too "tired" to continue leading our country, and want you to step down in favour of your deputy, Paul Keating. While this surely isn't ideal for you, his skill in economics COULD be very useful...


  • Player must be Australia
  • Must have entered the Modern Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • Magistrates Magistrates


  • Merchant Specialists generate an additional +1 Gold Gold
  • A Great Merchant appears near the Capital

Unique Cultural Influence[]

“Our people are now singing songs about yeast-based spreads and demanding I step down in favour of a high-school dropout! I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture.”

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 27 January 2017


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