Mr Bolkus served in the Australian Cabinets of Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating as Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Administrative Services, Minister for Immigration, Minister Assisting The Treasurer (FIRB) and Minister of Multicultural Affairs.
For over a quarter of a century, he was a prominent political national identity and Senator in the Australian Parliament.
Since leaving politics in 2005, Mr Bolkus has earned a strong corporate reputation, consulting to companies in Australia and abroad and serving on a number of private-sector boards particularly in the life sciences sector. He has also worked with the Walker Corporation on major projects in the residential and commercial development sectors. He was a foundation member of the Australia/USA Dialogue and has a comprehensive understanding of and sound relationships in China.
Respected by the Labor Party hierarchy, Mr Bolkus has an invaluable understanding of the inner workings of State and Federal Governments. Through Bespoke Approach, Mr Bolkus provides clients with a candid and individualized appraisal of how the Australian political environment will impact their business and how to manoeuvre through the multitude of challenges it presents.