Imagine a country where the Prime Minister set the price of basic goods. Where the Cabinet, without having to even put it to a vote in Parliament, decided the wages you get and the taxes and interest rates you pay. That was the country Geoffrey Palmer was determined to change when he entered Parliament in 1979.
How leaders make those kinds of calls, how the decision process works and how power is wielded: that was at the heart of our mission when we researched and interviewed the five Prime Ministers for this series. Palmer is an essential voice on what it means to exercise power - precisely because he never wanted it and remains highly sceptical of those who do.
Interviewer - Guyon Espiner
Executive Producer - Tim Watkin
Director / Editor - Claire Eastham-Farrelly
Camera / Editor - Rebekah Parsons-King