Top 10 Prime Ministers of Australia

The Top Ten
1 Bob Hawke

"He was in office for 3206 days. He restructured Medicare. He passed over 83 pieces of important legislation. He floated the Australian dollar and opened up the economy."

He was fantastic economically and he reintroduced Medicare. The man was amazing and completely deserving of number 1

He modernised Australia, reintroduced Medicare, and was a truly authentic prime minister.

2 John Curtin

Excellent war leader, did a lot to help Australia and knew when to say no to our allies. If only he lived long enough to enact proper policy without the distraction of a war.

A wartime PM faced with invasion who made it clear that our future security was linked to the USA, not the UK.

Great war time leader, although the stress killed him.

3 Gough Whitlam

Was insane how much he did to help Australia before being wrongfully sacked. His policies were so good that most of modern Labor's good policies are simply his that weren't enacted or repealled.

While born into a well-off household, he pleaded the case of the poor and made our country more fair to the poorest among us. It seems fitting that the man that gave us the first Australian universal healthcare system should live a longer life than any other prime minister we have yet had. It is a true pity that he left office in such a way.

4 John Howard

The former Prime Minister John Howard made the Commonwealth of Australia Great again. During his term as Prime Minister, The economy In Australia grew and became strong again. The treasure of the Crown in Australia was able to pay off government debt completely. Australians income has improved. Unemployment rate dropped down to 4.1%.
No doubt, His Honorable former Prime Minister is one of the best who served this great nation.

John Howard was a war monger and U.S puppet to President George Bush because he supported the war in Iraq by sending Australian Troops to handle the ordeal. He was also anti-immigration where he made many negative sentiments on foreigners. However the only good thing he achieved in his term in office was to ban firearms after the deaths of many people in Port Arthur.

5 Kevin Rudd

Easily one of if not the best pm when it comes to foreign policy skill. His carbon scheme, while probably not enought for net zero or anything like that, would have sent us along the right track.

The apology was great, and his handling of the GFC even better. The emissions trading scheme should've passed, but of course the greens couldn't be pragmatic.

The only reason K Rudd got australia through the GFC was because he had billions at his disposal thanks to the previous liberal gov't. He also sucked up to China who have thanked us by sanctioning the crap out of our exports.

6 Ben Chifley

Funny How Majority of our best Prime Ministers are from Labor. But Liberal has been in office longer.

He rebuilt Australia and brought us into the post war world. Shame he couldn't nationalise the banks.

7 Paul Keating

A good successor of Hawke, shame it happened the way it did, but he led many great Hawke era reforms, and did well with some of his own.

Visionary. Transformative. Courageous. Easily the greatest of all time. I read a quote once - "Australia was ready for Keating, Australians were not." They are now. His vision was and remains spot on.

Visionary and contemporary. On indigenous affairs and our place in the Asia Pacific, he was and is without peer,

8 Alfred Deakin
9 Robert Menzies

Surprised this guy isn't higher. He was the longest-serving PM and completely changed Australia.

During a long time in office, I would expect him to change lots and also, schools to be built when he was still pm!

10 Malcolm Fraser
The Contenders
11 Anthony Albanese

He is trying to get the Aboriginal Voice to parliament, he is go very well for his first few years, he is trying to get aboriginal people to get more voice.

A great incumbent who history will remember fondly.

12 Julia Gillard

An underrated pm, the carbon tax and mining profits tax were properly good laws that the mining lobby had a sulk about because they actually had to finally pay their share towards Australians for digging up the country. Aw, poor things.

Most work done by a minority government is impressive.

Was kicked out too quickly because she made it heard for business to be greedy, carbon happy, morons

13 Andrew Fisher

Minimum wage and commonwealth bank, bloody impressive.

14 Malcolm Turnbull
15 Tony Abbott Anthony John "Tony" Abbott is an Australian politician who was the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, from 18 September 2013 to 15 September 2015. Abbott was leader of the Liberal Party from 2009 to 2015, and has been a member of parliament for Warringah since 1994.

Should be at the bottom of this list or better still, not on it.

Even though he's basically at meme to many people, he is my favourite prime minister and did very well for Australia

16 Joseph Lyons
17 Edmund Barton
18 William McMahon
19 John Gorton
20 Billy Hughes
21 James Scullin

He did well in office despite the immense challenge of the Great Depression, if he had longer he'd have gotten us out of it.

PM at the worst time . Depression & 29% unemployment. Didn't even own a house to he was 63.

22 Frank Forde
23 Chris Watson
24 Harold Holt
25 Scott Morrison

He did a great job. The media attacked him unfairly. He was smart to stand up to china's bullying. The pandemic was crash for everyone.

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