The Perfect Candidate

Here to shift our national conversation from short-term problems to long-term solutions, The Perfect Candidate allows Australians to compare their concerns to the things our politicians are focussed on.

Powered by data and insights gathered from over 125,000 everyday Australians, The Perfect Candidate aims to provoke discussion about our long-term future and hold leaders and institutions to account by refocussing the national conversation on the issues Australians’ truly care about.

Parliamentary Leaders

Parliamentary Leaders Program

Next Program for State Parliamentarians:

6-8 November, Sydney

Generous scholarships are available to Parliamentarians who apply

Governing in the 21st Century is more complex than ever, and unlike other professions, politicians receive no formal training or professional development.

Offered in partnership with Corporate Evolution and patronised by the President of the Liberal Party of Australia, the Hon Nick Greiner AC and the President of the Australian Labor Party, the Hon Wayne Swan MP, The Parliamentary Leaders Program is Australia’s only program dedicated to transforming the capabilities of the nation’s politicians. Off the back of five successful programs in recent years, the Parliamentary Leaders Program is being relaunched with a $100,000 scholarship fund.

The first NSW based State program will begin with a welcome dinner followed by a two-day course and will run from 6-8 November 2019 for up to 20 successful applicants. Generous scholarships are available to Parliamentarians who apply.


For more information, please contact Chloë Spackman, Director of Programs at or on 0421 514 366.


Federation 2.0


Bringing Australia's decision-making system into the 21st Century

Launching 2019

It’s been 120 years since Federation. The world has changed dramatically and Australia’s system for making important decisions has not kept up.

Federation 2.0 is a collaborative initiative that brings together Australia’s top thinkers and institutions to install one major long-term catalytic reforms to Australia’s decision-making system, regardless of how impossible they might at first appear – such as streamlining Australia’s three levels of government, implementing five-year fixed terms across all jurisdictions, or handing over a class of important decisions (e.g. energy, infrastructure) to independent bodies modelled on the Reserve Bank of Australia.