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Australian Leadership Index

The largest ever study of leadership in Australia

By Swinburne University of Technology


Australians are tired of leaders and institutions that prioritise self-interest over the broader public interest.


The Australian Leadership Index aims to provoke and sustain a national conversation about leadership in Australia.


We track public perceptions of leadership across the government, public, private, and not for profit sectors.

Future of leadership video series

The Future of Leadership is a new video series, where we interview influential Australian leaders and scholars about their views of leadership in Australia.

Public leadership dashboard

Our interactive online dashboard is free and publicly available to all Australians. Explore the data for yourself today by clicking the button below.

Downloadable reports

The annual report and featured reports provide deep dive analysis into how key events influence public perceptions of leadership in Australia.

Stay informed about leadership in Australia

Subscribe to the ALI to receive the monthly leadership newsletter and access our downloadable reports. 


Latest leadership articles

The ALI team aims to provoke a national conversation about leadership by publishing monthly articles discussing key leadership topics and scholarly research papers.

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For the good of all or self-serving? Five charts on how Australians view the public integrity of federal government, 2018-2021

The issue of public integrity has become increasingly prominent in recent years. In this report, we analyse public perceptions and expectations of federal government integrity from October 2018 to December 2021, focusing on public perceptions of federal government leadership for the public good, ethics and morality, transparency, and accountability.


Help us to improve leadership in Australia

Want to get involved in the leadership conversation? Get in touch with the research team and let’s work together to improve leadership in Australia.

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2021 Annual Report Now Available

Click below to subscribe to the Australian Leadership Index (it’s free) and download the full report in PDF format.