Leading in a crisis can be like walking a tightrope. Put a foot wrong, and you risk losing the nation’s trust or worse. When people’s lives are turned upside-down, a spark can set off widespread unrest. The pandemic has shown us an international kaleidoscope of leadership styles. Some have fostered strong community bonds and a ‘team spirit’, while others have used it to promote discord and capitalise on the disruption for their own ends. Parliaments around the world have been forced to do things differently, often stress-testing the resilience of institutions and agreements.


David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

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Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Tony Tony Tony

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Ride ’Em, Vladimir

Eric Löbbecke, The Australian,

Not Helping

David Pope, The Canberra Times,


Jim Pavlidis, The Sydney Morning Herald,

One for the Belt and Road

Eric Löbbecke, The Australian,


Alan Moir, Self Published,

Open and Shut Case

Brett Lethbridge, The Courier-Mail,

Iron Mark

Dean Alston, The West Australian,

Hasta la Vista

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The What?

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