Greens senator and disability rights advocate Jordon Steele-John was speaking on Friday at the University of Melbourne where he stated, ‘the era of the dominant, white, able-bodied man is over’ to a roaring crowd of supporters.
He was speaking because he was won the McKinnon political
leaders award. The award was given ‘for his courageous, visionary and
collaborative political leadership’.
Senator Penny Wong was named the 2018 McKinnon Political
Leader of the Year for her leadership and advocacy in promoting a more tolerant
and inclusive Australia and for shaping Australia’s foreign policy dialogue.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard commented on the prize, you
can watch here:
The McKinnon Prize in
Political Leadership is a new, non-partisan and independent award that will
recognise two outstanding Australian political leaders each year.
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