Unsurprisingly, Australia’s COVID-19 response has featured heavily in weighing the nominees to be shortlisted for the 2020 McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.
Australians value politicians who make a real impact on their everyday lives, their communities and economies at a local level. The old axiom that “all politics is local” holds true on Australia, which is why the McKinnon Prize shines a light on emerging leaders.
McKinnon Prize ambassador and former Howard government minister Amanda Vanstone finds it surprising that in a recent survey, more than half of Australians couldn’t name a political achievement or a politician who has had a positive impact this year.
If the Trump era tells us one thing, it’s that the dangers of misinformation and – more disturbingly – disinformation can have a severe impact on public discourse, says McKinnon Prize ambassador and former federal Labor leader Simon Crean.
A new survey has found that despite the extreme disruptions of 2020 that have brought the consequences of our political leaders’ decisions directly into the lives of every Australian, we continue to be broadly disengaged in politics as a nation.
Amanda Vanstone AO and The Hon Simon Crean appointed as the 2020 ambassadors for The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership
The McKinnon Prize is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Vanstone AO and The Hon Simon Crean as ambassadors for the 2020 McKinnon Prize.
Two women have been honoured with the 2019 McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership, a non-partisan award recognising courageous, visionary and collaborative political leadership each year. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian was awarded the McKinnon Political Leader of the Year and Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp the McKinnon Emerging Political Leader of the Year.
Australian voters reveal the most important qualities for political leaders in a new research survey commissioned by the University of Melbourne and the Susan McKinnon Foundation.
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 have been named the McKinnon Political Leaders of the Year for their courageous, visionary and collaborative political leadership in 2018.
Senator Dean Smith was named to McKinnon Political Leader of the Year for tackling vital issues of public policy, overcoming adversity and achieving real change for the public good.
Councillor Vonda Malone was named the McKinnon Emerging Political Leader of the Year, for politicians with less than five years in office, for her outstanding leadership as Mayor of Torres Shire Council.
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.
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.
The new McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership aims to recognise political leaders who have driven positive change and encouraged a national discussion about the role of leadership.
Susan McKinnon Foundation and University of Melbourne establish prestigious award for political leadership
A new, non-partisan prize recognising courageous, visionary and collaborative political leadership across all tiers of Australian government is being launched today.
Judith Brett argues that Australia needs leaders prepared to compromise and to put achieving policy outcomes in the national interest above the narrow political interests of their parties.