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.
Julia GillardJulia Gillard
29 September 1961
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Scott MorrisonScott Morrison
13 May 1968
Prime Minister of Australia

Gough WhitlamGough Whitlam
11 July 1916
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Tony AbbottTony Abbott
04 November 1957
Former Prime Minister of Australia

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

Harold HoltHarold Holt
05 August 1908
Former Prime Minister of Australia
John Howard John Howard
26 July 1939
Former Prime Minister of Australia

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

Bob HawkeBob Hawke
09 December 1929
23rd Prime Minister of Australia
Peter GarrettPeter Garrett
16 April 1953
Member of the Australian House of Representatives

John CurtinJohn Curtin
08 January 1885
14th Prime Minister of Australia
Robert MenziesRobert Menzies
20 December 1894
12th Prime Minister of Australia

Paul KeatingPaul Keating
18 January 1944
 

Edmund BartonEdmund Barton
18 January 1849
Former Prime Minister of Australia

William McMahonWilliam McMahon
23 February 1908
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Mary MacKillopMary MacKillop
15 January 1842
Nun
Penny WongPenny Wong
05 November 1968
Australian Senator

Alfred DeakinAlfred Deakin
03 August 1856
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Henry ParkesHenry Parkes
27 May 1815
Politician

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

Daniel AndrewsDaniel Andrews
06 June 1972
Politician

Gladys BerejiklianGladys Berejiklian
22 September 1970
Politician
Kevin RuddKevin Rudd
21 September 1957
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Annastacia PalaszczukAnnastacia Palaszczuk
25 July 1969
Politician
Mathias CormannMathias Cormann
20 September 1970
Politician

Andrew ForrestAndrew Forrest
1961 AD
entrepreneur, jackaroo

Josh FrydenbergJosh Frydenberg
17 July 1971
Politician, Investment banker
Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese
02 March 1963
Politician

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Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser
21 May 1930
Politician
Julie BishopJulie Bishop
17 July 1956
Jurist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Peter DuttonPeter Dutton
18 November 1970
Politician, Police officer

Kristina KeneallyKristina Keneally
19 December 1968
Politician

Ken HamKen Ham
20 October 1951
Evangelist, Creationism
Jacqui LambieJacqui Lambie
26 February 1971
Politician, Soldier
Marise PayneMarise Payne
29 July 1964
Politician

Greg HuntGreg Hunt
18 November 1965
Politician

Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762
Army officer

Bill ShortenBill Shorten
12 May 1967
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist
Jeff KennettJeff Kennett
02 March 1948
Politician, Advertising person

Joh Bjelke-PetersenJoh Bjelke-Petersen
13 January 1911
Politician

Christopher PyneChristopher Pyne
13 August 1967
Politician

Mark LathamMark Latham
28 February 1961
Politician, Trade unionist

Graham StainesGraham Staines
1941 AD
translator, Bible translator
Bob KatterBob Katter
22 May 1945
Politician

Peter CosgrovePeter Cosgrove
28 July 1947
Military personnel
Billy HughesBilly Hughes
25 September 1862
Prime Minister

Peter SlipperPeter Slipper
14 February 1950
Farmer

John GortonJohn Gorton
09 September 1911
Politician
Ben ChifleyBen Chifley
22 September 1885
Politician

Michaelia CashMichaelia Cash
19 July 1970
Politician
John BatmanJohn Batman
21 January 1801
Explorer, Farmer

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

Alexander DownerAlexander Downer
09 September 1951
Economist, Diplomat, Politician

Quentin BryceQuentin Bryce
23 December 1942
Teacher, Lawyer

Fraser AnningFraser Anning
14 October 1949
Politician
Barnaby JoyceBarnaby Joyce
17 April 1967
Politician

Sonia McMahonSonia McMahon
01 August 1932
Socialite

Bronwyn BishopBronwyn Bishop
19 October 1942
Politician, Solicitor

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

John HewsonJohn Hewson
28 October 1946
Economist, Politician
Joseph LyonsJoseph Lyons
15 September 1879
Politician

Lucy TurnbullLucy Turnbull
30 March 1958
Politician

Andrew PeacockAndrew Peacock
13 February 1939
Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer
Bob CarrBob Carr
28 September 1947
Politician, Diplomat

Andrew FisherAndrew Fisher
29 August 1862
Politician, Diplomat, Trade unionist
John McEwenJohn McEwen
29 March 1900
Politician

Tanya PlibersekTanya Plibersek
02 December 1969
Politician

Andrew N. LiverisAndrew N. Liveris
05 May 1954
 
Frank FordeFrank Forde
18 July 1890
Politician

Ken WyattKen Wyatt
04 August 1952
Politician
Neville BonnerNeville Bonner
28 March 1922
Politician

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

Wayne SwanWayne Swan
30 June 1954
Politician

Peter LalorPeter Lalor
05 February 1827
 
Nick XenophonNick Xenophon
29 January 1959
Politician
Stanley BruceStanley Bruce
15 April 1883
Politician

Chris WatsonChris Watson
09 April 1867
Politician

Bill HaydenBill Hayden
23 January 1933
Diplomat, Politician

Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale
06 June 1970
Politician
Sussan LeySussan Ley
14 December 1961
Politician, Aviator

H. V. EvattH. V. Evatt
30 April 1894
Politician

John ForrestJohn Forrest
22 August 1847
Politician

Cory BernardiCory Bernardi
06 November 1969
Politician, Rower

Marie BashirMarie Bashir
01 December 1930
Engineer, Psychiatrist, Physician, University
Mark CutifaniMark Cutifani
02 May 1958
Entrepreneur

George BrandisGeorge Brandis
22 June 1957
Politician, Lawyer
Jacques NasserJacques Nasser
12 December 1947
Manager, Entrepreneur

Jay WeatherillJay Weatherill
03 April 1964
politician, lawyer
Bob BrownBob Brown
27 December 1944
Politician, Physician
Brendan NelsonBrendan Nelson
19 August 1958
Politician, Diplomat, Physician