​Elizabeth Lee shortlisted for prestigious McKinnon Prize


Canberra Liberals Leader Elizabeth Lee has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2021 McKinnon Prize for emerging political leadership. The award recognises leaders who have tackled vital issues of public policy, overcome adversity, and achieved real change for the public good.

Deputy Opposition Leader Giulia Jones said it comes as no surprise that a leader of Elizabeth’s calibre has been recognised among five other impressive candidates.

“Elizabeth is the first Asian-Australian leader of a major political party in Australia and a worthy nominee of this award,” said Mrs Jones.

“Elizabeth has spent much of her career working as a lawyer and academic, teaching future generations at ANU and the University of Canberra.

“Now as the first female leader of the Canberra Liberals in 20 years, Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for all people in the ACT, particularly vulnerable Canberrans.

“Elizabeth is an outstanding leader who is highly engaged with her constituents and devoted to achieving positive outcomes for the entire community,” Mrs Jones concluded.

The winners of the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership and McKinnon Prize Emerging Leader will be announced in March.