Nominations for the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership 2023 are now closed.

This year nominations have been invited across three categories and across all levels of elected government – federal, state, territory and local.

Nominations closed on 17 November 2023. Shortlisting and selection will take place in January and February 2024.

Find out more about how to nominate and what the Selection Panel will be looking for

McKinnon Prize recipients Senator the Hon Penny Wong & Dr Helen Haines MP in conversation with Patricia Karvelas

2022 McKinnon Prize recipients Senator the Hon Penny Wong and Dr Helen Haines MP recently met Patricia Karvelas in Melbourne to discuss the importance of listening and respect in leadership.

Leaders deal in fact, not fear: Leadership lessons from Wong, Haines

Rachel Quigley

What does effective leadership look like in an increasingly polarised world? What does it mean to be a citizen of Australia in 2023? How can civic leaders — and members of our communities — help restore trust in institutions so we can build a more inclusive and tolerant society?