Part three of four
Robert Manne, one of Australia's top public intellectuals and journalists, tells me the first thing to know about The Australian.
"It is by far the most detailed paper in regard to national politics," he says. "And it's also at a higher level of analysis, in general, than the other papers."
Second, he says, the paper is "smarter, sharper" than the others — with more resources and fewer profit demands to boot. Manne explains why: