Australia has been one of the most powerful countries in the world. A developed country and also one of the wealthiest, it has second highest human development index and is the 12th largest economy. Furthermore, it has fifth highest per capita income and 13th largest military in the world. But much of that wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for the leaders that drove the country towards advancement and progress. The Prime Minister of Australia is the highest government minister and holds the most important political office of the country. He is not just the head of the government but the head of the Cabinet as well. Since federation, the country has had 29 Prime Ministers. The most prominent amongst them was Sir Robert Menzies, the longest-serving prime minister who served for 18 years from 1939 to 1941 and 1949 to 1966. John Howard was another Premier who served for more than a decade, from 1996 to 2007. In their premiership, they encouraged economic, social and industrial reforms. Other important premiers of Australia include Sir John Gorton, Paul Keating, Julia Gillard, Tony Abott and the incumbent Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull. Check this segment to find out details about Australian Prime Ministers, their life and their works.