Political leadership matters. 

The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership is a non-partisan and independent award that recognises two outstanding Australian political leaders each year.

2019 McKinnon Prize selection panel announced

Julia Gillard, Sir Angus Houston and Mike Baird will be joined on the 2019 McKinnon Prize selection panel by political, business and social leaders.

The strong leaders

Penny Wong and Jordon Steele-John are the 2018 winners of the McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership recognising courageous, visionary and collaborative political leadership. The winners were recognised at the McKinnon Oration and Award Ceremony on 29 March 2019.

Penny Wong and Jordon Steele-John celebrated for political leadership

Penny Wong and Jordon Steele-John have been named the McKinnon Political Leaders of the Year for their courageous, visionary and collaborative political leadership in 2018.

Julia Gillard: On women

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard looks at her legacy as Australia’s first female PM on women’s equality.

Regenerating political leadership in a populist age

If Australia’s main parties are to regain popular support they will need some radical thinking, a focus on consensus, and a willingness to listen.

For enquiries contact the Melbourne School of Government:
government-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au

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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