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.

September 12, 2015

Tom Quinn at the University of Essex writes on what the success of left-wing candidate Jeremy Corbyn will mean for British politics.

Opinion
February 9, 2015

Dr Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne argues that major dysfunctions in our political system are stripping politicians of their ability to lead.

Opinion
June 17, 2015

The Australian government's secrecy in the way it handles asylum-seekers is undermining its democratic accountability, writes Alex Reilly of the University of Adelaide.

Opinion
September 13, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Nicholas Reece warns mainstream parties to beware of populist leadership contenders.
 

Opinion
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

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