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Australia's 15 most powerful journalists and editors

Australia's 15 most powerful journalists and editors

The Power IndexOct 4, 2012

Over the next month The Power Index will be running our next power list on the most powerful journalists and editors. Here is the shortlist.

Why George Pell is Australia's most influential religious leader

Why George Pell is Australia's most influential religious leader

The Power IndexOct 4, 2012

If Tony Abbott becomes our next prime minister, as many predict, there's one holy man best placed to whisper into his ear: cardinal George Pell, writes Tom Cowie.

Power 50: indestructible mogul Murdoch ... world-beating Treasurer Swan ...

The Power IndexAug 1, 2012

No.3: Rupert Murdoch (chairman, News Coporation). At 81, Rupert Murdoch can still fly into Australia to sack his right-hand man, rip apart the front pages, terrify his

Power 50: RBA boss Stevens ... Opp Leader Abbott ...

The Power IndexJul 31, 20123 Comments

No.5: Glenn Stevens (governor, Reserve Bank of Australia). Glenn Stevens calls himself Sydney's most boring person. And he probably is. Other people call him conservati

Power 50: media regulator Conroy ... Fairfax stalker Rinehart ...

The Power IndexJul 30, 2012

No.7: Stephen Conroy (cabinet minister). Stephen Conroy may look like a nerd, a guy who gets sand kicked in his face. But he’s tough, smart, determined, and a bit of

Power 50: News boss Williams ... Telstra kingpin Thodey ...

The Power IndexJul 26, 2012

No.9: Kim Williams (CEO, News Limited). Kim Williams is the boss of News Ltd, which publishes two-thirds of Australia's metropolitan newspapers and more than 120 subur

Power 50: Greens Leader Milne ... NSW Premier O'Farrell ...

Power 50: Greens Leader Milne ... NSW Premier O'Farrell ...

The Power IndexJul 25, 2012

No.11: Christine Milne (Greens leader). Christine Milne's ascension to one of the most powerful positions in Australian politics -- controlling the balance of power in

Power 50: premier Newman ... minister Shorten ... BHP boss Kloppers ...

The Power IndexJul 24, 2012

No.14: Campbell Newman (Queensland Premier). Campbell Newman's astounding sweep to victory as Queensland premier in March has made him one of the most powerful conserv

Power 50: shopping king Lowy ... media baron Mitchell ... Oz ed Mitchell ...

The Power IndexJul 19, 2012

No.17: Frank Lowy (Westfield co-founder and FFA chairman). As founder of Westfield and the modern mall, Frank Lowy has had a huge impact on the way we live, shop and w

Power 50: Treasury sec Parkinson ... premier Baillieu ... Seven king Stokes ...

The Power IndexJul 17, 2012

No.20: Martin Parkinson (Treasury secretary). Treasury boss Martin Parkinson is steering Australia through the murkiest global economic conditions seen since the Great