On 24 November 2007 Australia resoundingly changed government. If you think you know what really happened during that tumultuous year behind the closed doors of the Liberal Party, in the back rooms of the ACTU and deep in the campaign war room of the Labor Party, think again.
Peter Hartcher, Sally Warhaft and Bob Ellis consider the rise of Rudd and Howard's demise with Tony Jones.
Bob Ellis is an author, screenwriter, film director, film critic and occasional public poet. His 19 books and countless broadcasts have established him as a formidable political, moral, economic and social commentator. He has won three Premier's awards, four AFI awards and 10 other major prizes including Columnist of the Year.
Peter Hartcher is an Australian journalist and the Political and International Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald.
He is also Chair Editor of The Diplomat, an Australian foreign affairs journal, and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Politics in Sydney.
Tony Jones is one of the ABC's most respected journalists, with more than 20 years experience in radio and television news and current affairs.
Jones began hosting the award winning news and current affairs program, Lateline in 1999. In 2004, he received a Walkley for best Broadcast Interviewing, for a series of Lateline interviews.
Sally Warhaft is an anthropologist and the author of the bestselling Well May We Say: The Speeches That Made Australia. A former academic at La Trobe University, up until recently Sally was the editor of The Monthly magazine, Australia's national magazine of politics, society and the arts. She is also a regular commentator on ABC radio.
Peter Hartcher talks about a conversation between Kevin Rudd and Tony Blair that informed Rudd's political strategy in his run for prime minister. Ultimately Rudd was successful in unseating John Howard after 12 years.