In Canberra the keepers of the secrets are the Commonwealth car drivers.
They are the listeners; to the private phone calls, the backseat conversations between MPs and their colleagues, the angry outbursts that punctuate the exchanges of politicians and Prime Ministers under pressure as they are ferried around the national capital.
They are usually silent, diligent and courteous witnesses to history. But in the extraordinary circumstances that now grip the governance of Australia, the "Comcar" drivers as they are shorthanded, have been talking.
And the talk is that one of their passengers, Julia Gillard is now expecting all three country independents, Bob Katter, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott to plump for Labor when they announce their decision either Tuesday or Wednesday.
An increasingly confident Gillard, say the drivers, spent the day in her Parliament House office Saturday, preparing for the historic decision that will throw her beleaguered Prime Ministership a life raft and prevent her becoming a dot point in history.