Leadership

Trust in, and public perceptions of, the abilities of political leaders is at a low ebb, with many blaming democracy's current problems on a decline in leadership standards among elected representatives.

December 8, 2014

The public's lack of trust in our political and business elites is a major obstacle to a viable reform agenda for Australia’s future, writes Mark Triffit from the University of Melbourne.

Opinion
July 13, 2015

Former Victorian Premier John Brumby suggests some ways to 'fix' politics and its 'wicked' problems.

Opinion
September 15, 2015

University of Wollongong's Gregory Melleuish argues Australia's recent Prime Ministers have lacked the calibre to hold off their intra-party rivals.

Opinion
April 12, 2015

Columnist Tim Dick in The Age blames the poor state of political leadership in Australia for the likely failure of major tax reform.

Opinion
July 14, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.

Opinion
September 23, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt asks how Malcolm Turnbull will deliver on his promise of a 21st Century government

Opinion
February 10, 2015

Data compiled by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation shows how many leadership changes there have been since 2002.

Statistics
July 15, 2015

Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders and ABC Radio National host Jonathan Green in conversation about Australia's federal democracy.

Opinion
October 12, 2015

Maxine McKew, Vice Chancellor's Fellow, University of Melbourne, argues the new Prime Minister may be able to restore faith in Australian democracy.

Opinion

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