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All money raised will be directed to activities that the Probity Committee judges will most help to improve the quality of leadership in Australia.



In September and October we are running a crowdfunding / crowdsourcing campaign to enable us to build on the momentum created by the book. So you want to be a leader–influential people reveal how to succeed in public life contains the best practical advice and timeless wisdom that leaders of the 20th century can offer to the young leaders of the 21st century. To complete the circle we need to elicit a response from those young people who – if change is to occur – will be the ones to deliver it. We will use the funds raised to run a major Essay Challenge, with substantial prize money, in which young people will be invited to set out their vision of leadership. The best contributions will be published in a companion volume: Yes I want to be a leader–young achievers explain how they will deliver a kinder, gentler national conversation. We will celebrate the prize-winners’ achievements in an Awards Evening where they will present to an audience including top business executives, government leaders, the media and influencers. Along the way we will offer a structured Leadership Experience for aspirational young people to equip them for public life, with the intention that some will step up to take substantial charge of the Programme before its conclusion.

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Your personal information

Personal information we may collect, or which may be held by us about you, may include:

  • your name;
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How we collect your personal information

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We may employ other companies or individuals to assist us in providing our services. These third parties may have access to information needed to perform their function but cannot use that information for other purposes.

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This policy was created on 15 April 2015.



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