Two leaders with the right stuff
Gladys Berejiklian and Sally Capp, winners of the 2019 McKinnon Political Prize for Political Leadership, have successfully mixed strength with empathy
Climate change policy: The missing middle
The COVID crisis has brought about bipartisanship and consensus; University of Melbourne experts say this is urgently needed for effective climate change policy
The National Cabinet has worked. Can it last?
Australia's National Cabinet began in a crisis, but its success depends on how it works once the COVID-19 pandemic passes, says a University of Melbourne expert
Championing Indigenous women politicians
In an edited extract from a new book, a University of Melbourne expert celebrates the contribution of Australia’s Indigenous women in political leadership.
What could our post-COVID ‘new normal’ look like?
With the strict rules around preventing the spread of COVID-19, a University of Melbourne expert explores how different our new post-emergency ‘normal’ could be
A precarious high
The ACT's new cannabis laws are at odds with Australia’s federal laws; University of Melbourne experts ask if the federal government should just stay out of it?
Mike Baird: The value of authenticity
Former New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says political leaders need a broad vision which gets people off the couch and cabinet ministers out of their chairs.
No policy without leadership
Rebuilding trust needs empathetic leadership that stands up to a fight says University of Melbourne's Jenny Macklin, a former Labor deputy leader and minister.
Australia’s incredible shrinking Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Diplomacy could be helping to further Australia’s interests, but with continuing DFAT budget cuts, University of Melbourne experts say it isn't a priority.
Staying the course with a light hand
The former Director-General of ASIO outlines good leadership as the nominations for the University of Melbourne's McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership open.