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A winning political vision

A winning political vision

Dean Smith and Vonda Malone are the inaugural winners of the McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership, a new, non-partisan award recognising courageous, visionary and collaborative political leadership
Nominations now open

Nominations now open

You can nominate a politician for the inaugural McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership. Recipients will be recognised for their impact, vision and courage.
Prize launched in Canberra

Prize launched in Canberra

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Glyn Davis, and Co-Founder of the Susan McKinnon Foundation, Grant Rule, launched the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership in the Parliament of Australia today.
Selection Panel announced

Selection Panel announced

The Selection Panel for the inaugural McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership has been announced, including two former prime ministers and eleven other distinguished Australians from all walks of life.

Key contacts

Nicki Webber
University of Melbourne Media Manager
0411 758 984


Louise Bennet
University of Melbourne Media Advisor
0412 975 350

Troy Hunter
Manager, Engagement and Marketing
Melbourne Law School
03 8344 8788

For enquiries contact the Melbourne School of Government:

The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership is a collaboration between the Susan McKinnon Foundation and the University of Melbourne through the Melbourne School of Government.

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