Last year, The Power Index 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.
Certainly, there is no one-word solution. It’s not money or the Masons; not the Catholics or the unions; not the Jews or multinationals; not even those factional bosses in the Labor Party.
Nor is it some secret, shadowy elite, unless we failed to find them.
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The truth is that power in Australia is remarkably pluralist. Different groups have power in different areas, and lots of people affect decisions