Paul Strangio

Paul Strangio reviews Quarterly Essay 71: 'Follow the Leader' by Laura Tingle

Paul Strangio
25 October 2018

As chief political correspondent for the ABC’s 7.30, Laura Tingle was a ringside commentator of the latest knockout bout of leadership pugilism in Canberra. Calling the crazed w More

Paul Strangio reviews 'John Curtin: How he won over the media' by Caryn Coatney

Paul Strangio
28 October 2016

John Curtin occupies the top tier in the pantheon of Australian national leaders. ‘Expert’ rankings of former officer holders – a practice lately imported from the United States, whe More

Stephen Mills reviews 'Settling the Office: The Australian Prime Ministership from Federation to Reconstruction' by Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart, and James Walter

Stephen Mills
26 April 2016

In the early years after Federation, Australia's first prime minister, Edmund Barton, was accommodated on the top floor of the Victorian Parliament in Spring Street, in a converted garret. At the end of a parliamentary day, the convivial Barton would invite ministerial colleagues up to the flat where they would talk long into the night. Then, as one senator later re ... More