UNAFRAID. UNCOMPROMISING. UNELECTED.
THE HOLLOWMEN - PREMIERES WEDNESDAY JULY 9 AT 9.30PM ON ABC1
The Hollowmen is a comedy-drama set in the offices of the Central Policy Unit, a special think tank personally set up by the Prime Minister to help him in the most important job of all - getting re-elected. Their brief is "long term vision"; to stop worrying about tomorrows headlines, and focus on next weeks.
The series examines the rise of a new class in Canberra that of the professional advisor. In the past it was politicians, guided by public servants, who made the decisions. Today they have "staffers", dozens of paid advisors. We dont vote for them, we dont even know their names, and were not quite sure what they do. But they wield enormous influence. They are very much the power behind the power.
They are The Hollowmen.