Former Premier, adviser, and director
Mr Bracks has always had a strong commitment to Eureka, its values and legacy. During his time as Premier he was instrumental in providing funding toward the 150th Eureka national commemoration and celebrations in 2004, and also for the $5 million State Government funding toward the redevelopment of the Eureka Centre.Following his election to the Victorian Parliament for the Australian Labor Party in 1994, Steve Bracks went on to become Victoria’s 44th Premier in October, 1999. He became one of Victoria’s most successful Premiers winning three consecutive elections including achieving record majorities in the 2002 and 2006 elections. Subsequent to his retirement as Premier of Victoria, The Hon Steve Bracks AC now holds three major honorary positions: as an Adviser to the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmão; and, as a Director of the Bionics Institute of Australia Board. He is also Honorary Chair of The Union Education Foundation.