Political Class Elites

“Private power elites bribing and bullying the pendulating Laboral Oligarchy (Liberal/Labor Party) to extract policy and legislative advantage, so undermining ordinary Australian Democracy at all levels of government.”



Oligarchy? – “government by the few, especially despotic power exercised by a small and privileged group for corrupt or selfish purposes.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Power Elites? – “the interwoven interests of the leaders of the military, corporate, and political elements of society and suggests that the ordinary citizen is a relatively powerless subject of manipulation by those entities.”  (Sociologist C. Wright Mills, 1956)


Directors’ Club – a select gathering for the corporate world elite

Business Council of Australia – lobby groups pull strings in halls of power

Grattan Institute – uses National Press Club to demand cuts in public services

Centre for Independent Studies – The Battle for Influence

The Lowy Institute for influencing banking



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Monitoring the Power Elites