James Ford Cairns (1914 – 2003)

A Foolish Passionate Man

Biographer Paul Ormonde reflects on the title for his book on Jim Cairns – the inspirational leader of Australia’s anti-Vietnam war movement. Cairns, a controversial figure, rose to the position of Treasurer and Deputy Prime […]


Red Ted by Ross Fitzgerald

E. G. Theodore, one of Australia’s most enterprising and unusual political figures, was Treasurer and Premier of Queensland and later Federal Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia in the Scullin Labor government. Here Ross […]


Economic Ideas

What is driving our leaders when they make critical decisions about the economy? The Sum of Power is an exploration of the influence of economic ideas upon our leaders.