With John Howard in 2004-7 the last prime minister to serve a full term, it may seem Australia has sunk into a long rein of political instability. But that is not necessarily the case.
Australian prime ministers have long been interested in the names they go by, and how others should address them. But will the "ordinary Joe" approach pay off for ScoMo and Bill?
A new ABC documentary presents a nostalgic but compelling overview of one of Australia's most successful prime ministers.
The Australian prime ministership has never been easy, but the most successful tenures have been those in which the person has matched the circumstances.