Posted on 9 May 2019 under Politics and Current Affairs
In this extract from Bill Shorten’s For the Common Good: Reflections on Australia’s Future (MUP, 2016), he looks back on the emphasis on education and social justice in his childhood, inspired by his mother, Ann Shorten.
A recap of the most brutal and bizarre week in Australian politics since The Dismissal.
"I was fearless, I was strong, and I had a determination like you have no idea," says Susan Alberti. Her biography The Footy Lady is the trailblazing story of a woman who fights constantly for her values and to make change happen.
Senator Derryn Hinch recounts the progress and movements on key politics issues he's been tracking through Parliament – one year since he last wrote on these topics in Hinch v Canberra.
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 under Politics and Current Affairs
Over the decades we have spent documenting the Australian national story, MUP have delved into the Australia's involvement in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Here are some of our must-read picks from the collection.
A particularly timely book, A Matter of Trust discusses the effects of how an ethical mishap can cause widespread institutional and systemic shortcomings across the financial sector. On Tuesday we launched A Matter of Trust: The Practice of Ethics in Finance at the University of Melbourne.
Germaine Greer calls for ‘a better way’ in new book On Rape, to be published by Melbourne University Publishing
Fair Share is a vitally important work in examining the urgent economic challenges facing the nation, and the role of governments in addressing those challenges, said former Prime Minister Paul Keating.
This year’s theme for International Women's Day, #PressforProgress, continues to rally for gender equality, and to celebrate women’s achievements everywhere. We're doing that too, by drawing attention to some amazing women we publish at MUP and how their stories have inspired us.
As prolific publishers of Australian history, we love to dive into our past titles and uncover some hidden gems. We've collated a few to get you going.
On Wednesday 4 October 2017, the Hon Bob Hawke AC GCL launched the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC's 'Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir'
Explosive, incisive, frank, brutal, and, at times, very funny. The inside story of Senator Hinch’s first year in Canberra.
Gareth Evans will be touring INCORRIGIBLE OPTIMIST around Australia in October
Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray is out in Australia on October 2nd 2017
The Labor Senator has One Halal of a Story to tell
Posted on 25 Jul 2017 under Politics and Current Affairs
Australian senator, online sensation and – now – author Sam Dastyari will be taking his new book One Halal of a Story to the bookshops, libraries and festivals of Australia in the coming weeks.
Pre-order One Halal of a Story from Booktopia and receive a signed book and an exclusive video.
Climate Wars is a forceful case for using less and cleaner energy as part of global action to save the planet.
MUP is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell by ABC journalist Louise Milligan.
Posted on 16 Nov 2016 under Politics and Current Affairs
With the shock election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, it’s worth revisiting Dangerous Allies – the final publication from Malcolm Fraser before his death last year.