To be prime minister you must be able to run a cabinet. Kevin Rudd simply does not have that talent so governments under his prime ministership are chaotic affairs. That’s why he was sacked. Julia Gillard, on taking the prime ministership, did not spell that out -- and that mistake is still haunting her.
Last year we set out to discover Who Really Runs Australia. And now we're ready to answer the question. But don't expect it to be simple.
Time, popularity, history and a dearth of pythons: these are the reasons why Tony Abbott will backtrack on his blood oath to repeal the carbon tax if he ascends to the prime ministership.
Welcome to the future, where two thirds of Australia's print media will be owned by Rupert Murdoch and the other third will be controlled by Gina Rinehart.
They call it 'being Adlerised': a phenomenon where the publisher of Melbourne University Publishing gets people to agree to do things that they hadn't planned on doing.
You won't find Rupert Murdoch's niece Eve Kantor on the BRW Rich 200 or in Who's Who. But she and her husband, Mark Wootton, have given away at least $50 million in the last 15-20 years to protect Australia's environment.
It's 113 years since Simcha Baevski arrived in Melbourne as a near-penniless immigrant from Belarus. But this remarkable man is still changing the face of Australia, almost four decades after his death.
Money Talks. And no one in Australia has more than Gina Rinehart, a billionaire twenty times over. But can she use that money to buy influence over two of Australia's most famous newspapers?
Over 70 well-known people – including Noam Chomsky, Andrew Denton and Malcolm Fraser – have signed an open letter to Kevin Rudd asking him to fight against any future moves to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US.
When former prime minister Malcolm Fraser was recently asked whether he'd consider another round in the top job, he responded with Gladstone was 84 when he resigned as British PM.
Malcolm Fraser has written to Immigration Minister Chris Bowen urging him to embrace the recent High Court decision that rejected the 'Malaysia Solution' as a justification for returning Labor asylum seeker policy to that of onshore processing.
Prominent business leaders have weighed into the asylum seeker debate for the first time by calling for an end to mandatory detention and greater political leadership on the issue.
What makes a political fixer and why should you care? As Paul Barry explains, these are the people who make and break the careers of those you think are in charge.