For the Common Good

Reflections on Australia's Future

Bill Shorten
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For the Common Good

Published

5 May 2016

ISBN

9780522869415

Pages

184

Weight

184g

Size

195mm x 127mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

For the Common Good

Reflections on Australia's Future

Bill Shorten
If you want to understand the next Prime Minister of Australia, For the Common Good is essential reading.
If you want to understand the next Prime Minister of Australia, this is essential reading.

In For the Common Good, Bill Shorten reflects on the values and beliefs that led him to devote himself to the labour movement and stand for the nation's highest office. He looks back on the emphasis on education and social justice in his childhood in suburban Melbourne, and his many years spent empowering tens of thousands of Australians in workplaces across our continent.

Shorten examines the rapid pace of change in our modern world and offers a way forward that enables all Australians to adapt, seize new opportunities and preserve the Australian way—a prosperous society unshakeably committed to fairness. He argues that the key to unlocking a new century of national progress is in building a renewed common good between workers, businesses, governments and the community, from our cities to the regions.

In this…
If you want to understand the next Prime Minister of Australia, this is essential reading.

In For the Common Good, Bill Shorten reflects on the values and beliefs that led him to devote himself to the labour movement and stand for the nation's highest office. He looks back on the emphasis on education and social justice in his childhood in suburban Melbourne, and his many years spent empowering tens of thousands of Australians in workplaces across our continent.

Shorten examines the rapid pace of change in our modern world and offers a way forward that enables all Australians to adapt, seize new opportunities and preserve the Australian way—a prosperous society unshakeably committed to fairness. He argues that the key to unlocking a new century of national progress is in building a renewed common good between workers, businesses, governments and the community, from our cities to the regions.

In this thoughtful narrative, Bill Shorten provides a unique insight into how a Labor government will shape Australia's future for the better, for all Australians.

Bill Shorten

Bill Shorten

Bill Shorten is the Leader of the Labor Opposition in the federal Parliament. He was born and raised in Melbourne, and is a proud Victorian. After completing secondary school at Xavier College, Bill graduated from Monash University in arts and law. Bill also holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School. Having joined the Australian Labor Party at university, Bill worked as a lawyer at the firm Maurice Blackburn Cashman after finishing his studies.

Bill…

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