The Oration

The winners  of the inaugural McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership will be celebrated at an oration on the evening of Thursday, 15 March 2018 at the University of Melbourne.

Winners of both prize categories will be presented with an award in recognition of their outstanding achievements and exceptional leadership.

Each winner will also be given the opportunity to share their own story of leadership, inspiring others to consider the ways in which all Australians can contribute to realising positive social change across our nation.

The Oration will be a free public event and registrations will open in early 2018.

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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.