The Public Leadership Research Group hosts a range of academic activities focusing on the promotion of the contest of ideas and advancing the public interest. This includes the development of the Howard Library (located at Old Parliament House) which showcases the conflicts and controversies of Australian public life between 1996 and 2007 and provides resources and forums for students and researchers.
UNSW is a Foremost Advocate of Strong Public Leadership
The Public Leadership Research Group (PLRG) located at Old Parliament House embodies UNSW's commitment to the principles and practice of public leadership through teaching, research and global engagement. The PLRG hosts the 'Howard Library', an apolitical and non-partisan research initiative created to support the study of national affairs.