PLRG Research

Strengthening Our Public Leadership

Effective public leadership is critical to rigorous policy development, sound public administration and productive political engagement. According to public perception, Australia is facing a crisis of confidence towards its public leaders, resulting in deteriorating engagement with political figures and initiatives. Given the fracturing of Western political culture and the rise of divisive identity politics, now more than ever there is a need for a ground-breaking academic program that will develop the practice of public leadership based on sound academic research. UNSW Canberra has made significant progress in this field, establishing the Public Leadership Research Group (PLRG).

'Just as strong public leadership can shape a great nation, so too can poor leadership dampen a nation’s spirit and strength.'

The PLRG aims to influence the approaches of political parties, government departments and community organisations.