Does Australia have a political family name that can be counted on to bring in the votes, like the Kennedys can in America?
Diplomats move around the corridors of power in Canberra, rarely seen. But with access to ministers, politicians and senior bureaucrats, they can achieve one of their key mandates: to influence Australian government policy.
Hugh White is one of the nation's most listened-to defence strategists. For decades, he's been helping shape Australia's foreign policy from all the places that count: media, politics and the public service.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke to The Power Index about the lack of assistance from the federal government over his prolonged overseas legal plight, as he prepares for his latest appeal against extradition in a London Supreme Court.
Julia Gillard's speech to the ALP national conference has been widely panned as a flop – not only for her use of the phrase we are us, but the pointed omission of any reference to Kevin Rudd's achievements as Prime Minister. Meet five speechwriting gurus who would never have let her make this mistake.
Cashed up iron ore kahuna Clive Palmer has once again lashed the Gillard government, this time over its perceived closeness to US president Barack Obama.
We hope ANZ boss Mike Smith is right when he says China will open up its economy sooner rather than later. As the Big Four chief gambling the most on the rise of Asia, he's got a lot to lose should things go pear-shaped.
Canberra royalty descended on the Great Hall of Parliament House last night for a state dinner welcoming the arrival of US president Barack Obama. So who showed up? Here's a few names to get you started: Demetriou, Ridout, Kearney.
The 70 most powerful people in the world have been revealed – and not a single Australian has made the grade. That is, unless you count Rupert Murdoch.
The answer to Julia Gillard’s woes could be right on the tip of her tongue. If a weekly radio address works for the US president, it could work on the PM’s popularity too.
Dick Smith is not the only one bemoaning the pitfalls of extreme capitalism, some of his wealthy brothers across the world also have something to say about why the rich and influential should give back.
If there's one thing that Julia Gillard has on Kevin Rudd, it's that US president Barack Obama hasn't cancelled a visit to Australia on her – at least not yet.