Robert Murray Hill is the former Ambassador of Australia to the United Nations (2006-09) and former Australian Minister for Defense (2001-06). He currently serves as Chancellor of the University of Adelaide.
His long political career, from 1981 to 2006, included 10 years as the Leader of the Government in the Senate from March 1996 until his resignation in January 2006. He was Vice President of the Liberal Party in South Australia (1977-79) and President (1985-87). Other appointments included Minister of the Environment (1996-98), Minister for the Environment and Heritage (1998-2001) and Minister for Defense (2001-06). Before entering politics, Mr. Hill was a barrister and solicitor.
Mr. Hill also serves as an Adjunct Professor in Sustainability, United States Studies Centre, at the University of Sydney.
Mr. Hill is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and he received his master’s degree in law at the University of London.