Book review: The Pivot of Power - how each prime minister shaped the bureaucracy

By Norman Abjorensen
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:02pm, first published November 6 2017 - 9:38am

Australia has had 29 prime ministers since Federation, all different in style and emphasis. These differences – some subtle, others less so – have, in varying degrees, affected the life of the nation. Nowhere is this so apparent as in its shaping of the public service.

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