The McKinnon Prize is awarded each year from a pool of nominations through a rigorous and transparent two-tier selection process.
By assembling a unique judging panel drawn from across the political spectrum the McKinnon Prize proves that genuine consensus is actually possible in the modern era.
The McKinnon Prize is judged by a unique panel of prominent and accomplished Australians representing the breadth of the political spectrum.
Members of the McKinnon Prize Shortlisting Committee and Selection Panel are jointly appointed by the Susan McKinnon Foundation and the University of Melbourne. Each body functions as custodian of the McKinnon Prize and is responsible for shortlisting or selecting the overall recipients of the McKinnon Prize (as relevant).
Despite their widely divergent political views, our judges recognise leaders who work collaboratively to pursue their vision for Australia; leaders who build trust; leaders who inspire others; and leaders who contribute to quality policy and quality governance.