Julian Assange, Paul Keating named in Australia’s Top 10 political figures | news.com.au — Australia

WHAT makes a leader great? And has Australia ever had a truly great political leader?

Apparently we have had 10 -- including several you have probably never heard of.

A former top political advisor has compiled a definitive list of the greatest political figures in Australian history and it is nothing if not surprising.

John Adams has warned that “hyperpartisanship” and relentless attempts to seize power by the political class has sent Australia into a “national decline”.

By Joe Hildebrand

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