Political leadership matters.

Exceptional leadership should be recognised and celebrated. The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership sets out to do just that.

Vision and courage has never been more important for politics. Nominations for the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership are open until Thursday 6 December 2018.

Dean Smith and Vonda Malone named inaugural McKinnon Prize winners

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.

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.

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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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