If there one place under the sun where people from all backgrounds and all ages can live life to the fullest, it is definitely Australia! An oceanic country of the world, Australia is as much about Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef as it is about its people and culture. And while talking of people, how can Australian leaders be far behind? Influential, impactful and eminent, Australian leaders, with their administrative skills and leadership qualities, have clearly steered the country towards prosperity and advancement. This can be visible from the fact that the country today is one of the most developed countries in the world and amongst the wealthiest as well with world’s fifth-highest per-capita income. While Sir Henry Parkes, Father of Federation, first comes to mind in any discussion regarding Australian leaders, there have been many others who have played a dominant role in the country’s growth. Right from Australia’s first Prime Minister, Edmund Barton to its longest and one of the most successful premiers Robert Menzies, John Curtin who led Australia through World War II, or Ben Chifley, who established Australian citizenship, each of them and many others have gained worldwide prominence for their progressive reforms and ideals. With this section, explore the life and works of Australian leaders.
Scott MorrisonScott Morrison
13 May 1968
Prime Minister of Australia
Julia GillardJulia Gillard
29 September 1961
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull
24 October 1954
Journalist, Politician, Entrepreneur, Lawyer,

Tony AbbottTony Abbott
04 November 1957
Former Prime Minister of Australia

John Howard John Howard
26 July 1939
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Harold HoltHarold Holt
05 August 1908
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Bob HawkeBob Hawke
09 December 1929
23rd Prime Minister of Australia

Gough WhitlamGough Whitlam
11 July 1916
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Pauline HansonPauline Hanson
27 May 1954
Former Member of the Australian Parliament

Paul KeatingPaul Keating
18 January 1944
 
Robert MenziesRobert Menzies
20 December 1894
12th Prime Minister of Australia

Mary MacKillopMary MacKillop
15 January 1842
Nun
Peter GarrettPeter Garrett
16 April 1953
Member of the Australian House of Representatives

John CurtinJohn Curtin
08 January 1885
14th Prime Minister of Australia

Penny WongPenny Wong
05 November 1968
Australian Senator
Edmund BartonEdmund Barton
18 January 1849
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Henry ParkesHenry Parkes
27 May 1815
Politician
Alfred DeakinAlfred Deakin
03 August 1856
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Don DunstanDon Dunstan
21 September 1926
Former Premier of South Australia

Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
09 July 1897
Politician
Edward DunlopEdward Dunlop
12 July 1907
Prisoner of War

Ann RichardsAnn Richards
13 December 1917
Political Leaders
Kevin RuddKevin Rudd
21 September 1957
Politician, Diplomat

Josh FrydenbergJosh Frydenberg
17 July 1971
Politician, Investment banker

Chris BowenChris Bowen
17 January 1973
Politician

Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese
02 March 1963
Politician
Gladys BerejiklianGladys Berejiklian
22 September 1970
Politician
Ken HamKen Ham
20 October 1951
Evangelist, Creationism

Barnaby JoyceBarnaby Joyce
17 April 1967
Politician

Graham StainesGraham Staines
1941 AD
translator, Bible translator

Andrew ForrestAndrew Forrest
1961 AD
entrepreneur, jackaroo
Peter DuttonPeter Dutton
18 November 1970
Politician, Police officer

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Bill HaydenBill Hayden
23 January 1933
Diplomat, Politician

Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser
21 May 1930
Politician

Julie BishopJulie Bishop
17 July 1956
Jurist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Bill ShortenBill Shorten
12 May 1967
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist
Mathias CormannMathias Cormann
20 September 1970
Politician

Kristina KeneallyKristina Keneally
19 December 1968
Politician
Fraser AnningFraser Anning
14 October 1949
Politician

Jacqui LambieJacqui Lambie
26 February 1971
Politician, Soldier

Peter CosgrovePeter Cosgrove
28 July 1947
Military personnel
Marise PayneMarise Payne
29 July 1964
Politician

William McMahonWilliam McMahon
23 February 1908
Politician, Diplomat
Annastacia PalaszczukAnnastacia Palaszczuk
25 July 1969
Politician

Wayne SwanWayne Swan
30 June 1954
Politician

Andrew PeacockAndrew Peacock
13 February 1939
Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer

Jeff KennettJeff Kennett
02 March 1948
Politician, Advertising person

Billy HughesBilly Hughes
25 September 1862
Politician, Diplomat
Sonia McMahonSonia McMahon
01 August 1932
Socialite

Kim BeazleyKim Beazley
14 December 1948
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher

Joseph LyonsJoseph Lyons
15 September 1879
Politician, Teacher, Trade unionist

Alexander DownerAlexander Downer
09 September 1951
Economist, Diplomat, Politician
Todd SampsonTodd Sampson
 

Mark LathamMark Latham
28 February 1961
Politician, Trade unionist
Quentin BryceQuentin Bryce
23 December 1942
Teacher, Lawyer

Nick XenophonNick Xenophon
29 January 1959
Politician

Andrew FisherAndrew Fisher
29 August 1862
Politician, Diplomat, Trade unionist
Daniel AndrewsDaniel Andrews
06 June 1972
Politician

Jay WeatherillJay Weatherill
03 April 1964
politician, lawyer
John GortonJohn Gorton
09 September 1911
Politician

Bob KatterBob Katter
22 May 1945
Politician

Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young
23 December 1981
 
Ben ChifleyBen Chifley
22 September 1885
Politician, Diplomat, Railroad engineer

Joe HockeyJoe Hockey
02 August 1965
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer
Peter CostelloPeter Costello
14 August 1957
Economist, Politician, Lawyer, Investment banker

John BatmanJohn Batman
21 January 1801
Explorer, Farmer

Stanley BruceStanley Bruce
15 April 1883
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Tanya PlibersekTanya Plibersek
02 December 1969
Politician
Chris WatsonChris Watson
09 April 1867
Politician, Trade unionist
Christopher PyneChristopher Pyne
13 August 1967
Politician, Lawyer

Peter LalorPeter Lalor
05 February 1827
 

Campbell NewmanCampbell Newman
12 August 1963
Civil engineer, Engineer, Politician

Marie BashirMarie Bashir
01 December 1930
Engineer, Psychiatrist, Physician, University
Sussan LeySussan Ley
14 December 1961
Politician, Aviator

Arthur CalwellArthur Calwell
28 August 1896
Politician

John McEwenJohn McEwen
29 March 1900
Politician, Diplomat

Bob BrownBob Brown
27 December 1944
Politician, Physician

Bronwyn BishopBronwyn Bishop
19 October 1942
Politician, Solicitor
Neville BonnerNeville Bonner
28 March 1922
Politician

Bob CarrBob Carr
28 September 1947
Politician, Diplomat
Brendan NelsonBrendan Nelson
19 August 1958
Politician, Diplomat, Physician

Jacques NasserJacques Nasser
12 December 1947
Manager, Entrepreneur

Cory BernardiCory Bernardi
06 November 1969
Politician, Rower
Neville WranNeville Wran
11 October 1926
Politician

Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale
06 June 1970
Politician, General practitioner, Public health
Frank FordeFrank Forde
18 July 1890
Politician, Diplomat

Andrew N. LiverisAndrew N. Liveris
05 May 1954
 

Arthur FaddenArthur Fadden
13 April 1894
politician

H. V. EvattH. V. Evatt
30 April 1894
Politician, Diplomat, Writer, Lawyer, Judge
John HewsonJohn Hewson
28 October 1946
Economist, Politician

Greg HuntGreg Hunt
18 November 1965
Politician
Earle PageEarle Page
08 August 1880
Politician

Ninian StephenNinian Stephen
15 June 1923
Politician, Judge
Mark CutifaniMark Cutifani
02 May 1958
Entrepreneur

Peter SlipperPeter Slipper
14 February 1950
Farmer
Michaelia CashMichaelia Cash
19 July 1970
Politician