Email ABC Radio National By Richard Aedy and Eleni Psaltis for Who Runs This Place? Updated June 16, 2019 10:09:04 Photo: The PM may be the most powerful person in Australia — but you don’t have to be well known to have real clout. (ABC RN: Simon Rankin) Related Story: Drain the billabong: Australians don’t like the current system and they don’t trust it Map: Australia Who are the most powerful people in Australia?On the surface it’s a fairly simple question, but peel back the layers and things get interesting: some of the people with the most power are hardly known at all.They’re people like John Kunkel, Paul Everingham, Greg Farrell and the others on this list — you probably wouldn’t recognise them on the telly, but their access and influence give them real clout.Many of them regularly meet our political leaders to lobby for what they want, although only one would admit to being a lobbyist.Four of them run peak bodies. Three are connected to gambling. Two are part of the mining industry. One is concerned with education, one with activism and another with chemist shops — we’re not making that up.But there’s no argument about who should be… Read full this story
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