Australia is one of the largest countries of the world. Formerly under the British Empire, the country ended the British involvement in the government of Australia in 1986. Australia’s political system is a federal constitutional parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. The role of the head of the state of the country is divided between the monarch of Australia and the Governor General. The Prime Minister is vested with executive powers and is the highest government minister of the country. Commissioned by the Governor General of Australia, he holds the most powerful political office in Australia. Talking about political parties, the country has two major political groups that usually form the government both federally and in the states - the Australian Labor Party and the Coalition which comprises of the grouping of the Liberal Party and its minor partner, the National Party. Ever since the Constitution of Australia came into being, the country has had prominent political heads and leaders who have played a dominant role in the nation’s advancement and progress. And while talking about Australian leaders, one cannot but fail to mention the name of Sir Robert Menzies, the longest-serving Prime Minister whose contribution cannot be fathomed. Read on this section to get a list of Australian political leaders and their contribution to the country’s political, economic and social landscape through their biographies.
Scott MorrisonScott Morrison
13 May 1968
Prime Minister of Australia
Harold HoltHarold Holt
05 August 1908
Former 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

Bob HawkeBob Hawke
09 December 1929
23rd Prime Minister of Australia
John Howard John Howard
26 July 1939
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Gough WhitlamGough Whitlam
11 July 1916
Former Prime Minister of Australia

Paul KeatingPaul Keating
18 January 1944

Pauline HansonPauline Hanson
27 May 1954
Former Member of the Australian Parliament
Robert MenziesRobert Menzies
20 December 1894
12th Prime Minister of Australia

John CurtinJohn Curtin
08 January 1885
14th Prime Minister of Australia
Peter GarrettPeter Garrett
16 April 1953
Member of the Australian House of Representatives

Penny WongPenny Wong
05 November 1968
Australian Senator

Henry ParkesHenry Parkes
27 May 1815
Don DunstanDon Dunstan
21 September 1926
Former Premier of South Australia

Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
09 July 1897
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

Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese
02 March 1963
Gladys BerejiklianGladys Berejiklian
22 September 1970

Peter DuttonPeter Dutton
18 November 1970
Politician, Police officer

Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser
21 May 1930

Bill HaydenBill Hayden
23 January 1933
Diplomat, Politician
Bill ShortenBill Shorten
12 May 1967
Politician, Lawyer, Trade unionist
Barnaby JoyceBarnaby Joyce
17 April 1967

Annastacia PalaszczukAnnastacia Palaszczuk
25 July 1969

Mathias CormannMathias Cormann
20 September 1970

Julie BishopJulie Bishop
17 July 1956
Jurist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
Alexander DownerAlexander Downer
09 September 1951
Economist, Diplomat, Politician

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Fraser AnningFraser Anning
14 October 1949

Jacqui LambieJacqui Lambie
26 February 1971
Politician, Soldier

William McMahonWilliam McMahon
23 February 1908
Politician, Diplomat

Peter CosgrovePeter Cosgrove
28 July 1947
Military personnel
Kristina KeneallyKristina Keneally
19 December 1968

Wayne SwanWayne Swan
30 June 1954
Billy HughesBilly Hughes
25 September 1862
Politician, Diplomat

Daniel AndrewsDaniel Andrews
06 June 1972

Andrew PeacockAndrew Peacock
13 February 1939
Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer
Jeff KennettJeff Kennett
02 March 1948
Politician, Advertising person

Sonia McMahonSonia McMahon
01 August 1932
Joseph LyonsJoseph Lyons
15 September 1879
Politician, Teacher, Trade unionist

Bob KatterBob Katter
22 May 1945

John GortonJohn Gorton
09 September 1911

Marise PayneMarise Payne
29 July 1964

Jay WeatherillJay Weatherill
03 April 1964
politician, lawyer
Kim BeazleyKim Beazley
14 December 1948
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher

Quentin BryceQuentin Bryce
23 December 1942
Teacher, Lawyer

Ben ChifleyBen Chifley
22 September 1885
Politician, Diplomat, Railroad engineer

Mark LathamMark Latham
28 February 1961
Politician, Trade unionist
John BatmanJohn Batman
21 January 1801
Explorer, Farmer

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

Tanya PlibersekTanya Plibersek
02 December 1969

Bob CarrBob Carr
28 September 1947
Politician, Diplomat
Andrew FisherAndrew Fisher
29 August 1862
Politician, Diplomat, Trade unionist

Christopher PyneChristopher Pyne
13 August 1967
Politician, Lawyer
Chris WatsonChris Watson
09 April 1867
Politician, Trade unionist

Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young
23 December 1981

Campbell NewmanCampbell Newman
12 August 1963
Civil engineer, Engineer, Politician
John McEwenJohn McEwen
29 March 1900
Politician, Diplomat

Cory BernardiCory Bernardi
06 November 1969
Politician, Rower
Marie BashirMarie Bashir
01 December 1930
Engineer, Psychiatrist, Physician, University

Arthur CalwellArthur Calwell
28 August 1896

Bob BrownBob Brown
27 December 1944
Politician, Physician

Stanley BruceStanley Bruce
15 April 1883
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
Neville BonnerNeville Bonner
28 March 1922
Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale
06 June 1970
Politician, General practitioner, Public health

Nick XenophonNick Xenophon
29 January 1959

Neville WranNeville Wran
11 October 1926

Frank FordeFrank Forde
18 July 1890
Politician, Diplomat
Brendan NelsonBrendan Nelson
19 August 1958
Politician, Diplomat, Physician

Arthur FaddenArthur Fadden
13 April 1894

H. V. EvattH. V. Evatt
30 April 1894
Politician, Diplomat, Writer, Lawyer, Judge

Sussan LeySussan Ley
14 December 1961
Politician, Aviator

George BrandisGeorge Brandis
22 June 1957
Politician, Lawyer
John HewsonJohn Hewson
28 October 1946
Economist, Politician

Michaelia CashMichaelia Cash
19 July 1970
Peter LalorPeter Lalor
05 February 1827

Greg HuntGreg Hunt
18 November 1965

Ken WyattKen Wyatt
04 August 1952
Earle PageEarle Page
08 August 1880

Ninian StephenNinian Stephen
15 June 1923
Politician, Judge
Bronwyn BishopBronwyn Bishop
19 October 1942
Politician, Solicitor

Peter SlipperPeter Slipper
14 February 1950

Lucy TurnbullLucy Turnbull
30 March 1958

Isaac IsaacsIsaac Isaacs
06 June 1855
Judge, Politician, Barrister
John ForrestJohn Forrest
22 August 1847
Explorer, Politician

Joseph CookJoseph Cook
07 December 1860
politician, diplomat, trade unionist
Eric AbetzEric Abetz
25 January 1958
Lawyer, Politician

Darryn LyonsDarryn Lyons
19 August 1965
Colin BarnettColin Barnett
15 July 1950
Economist, Politician

Natasha Stott DespojaNatasha Stott Despoja
09 September 1969
Australian Senator
Robert FrenchRobert French
19 March 1947
Judge, Barrister, Solicitor