Settling the Office
The Australian prime ministership from Federation to Reconstruction
Professor James Walter considers how the office of prime minister was shaped in the first half century after Federation.
Nobody knows better than I
Letters between current and former Australian prime ministers
Prime ministers are often prolific communicators, but we have been surprised to discover how much current and former prime ministers have written to each other since the early twentieth century.
I had to come to see for myself
Prime ministers, natural disaster and the people
Experiencing sudden natural disaster is part of the Australian way of life. Bushfires, cyclones, floods and even less common events, such as landslides, become part of our individual and shared histories.
Five Million Tweets
Politics and social media
On the front page of the Australian Prime Ministers site we chart the last 100 days’ activity on Twitter, tracking public tweets which mention current and recent prime ministers as well as popular hashtags. We harvest around 40 000 tweets every day.