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Australian Politics and Policy

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    • Born to Rule
    • Paddy Manning
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    • The highs and lows of Malcolm Turnbull's remarkable career are documented here in technicolour detail by journalist Paddy Manning. Based on countless interviews and painstaking research, it is a forensic investigation into one of Australia's most celebrated overachievers.>Turnbull's relentless energy and quest for achievement have taken him from exc... Read more...

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    • For the Common Good
    • Bill Shorten
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    • 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 M... Read more...

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    • Windsor's Way Updated Edition
    • Tony Windsor
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    • Traitor or saviour? Tony Windsor has been called both in his 22-year political career, but never more often than when he supported Julia Gillard's government in 2010. And now he's back.After three years in retirement, Tony Windsor refuses to stand by and watch regional Australia relegated to being taken for granted. In the forthcoming election he wi... Read more...

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    • What a Time to Be Alive
    • Mark Di Stefano
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    • What a Time to Be Alive: That and Other Lies of the 2016 Campaign is Mark Di Stefano's ugly, unsanitised diary behind the double dissolution election campaign. A poll fought between two wildly ambitious men who want to win their first election, whatever it takes.Mark Di Stefano reveals what happens behind the scenes and how the two campaigns manu... Read more...

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    • The Libertarian Alternative
    • Chris Berg
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    • Libertarianism—the philosophy of government that pairs free market economics with social liberalism— presents a vigorous challenge and viable political alternative to the old Left-Right partisan shouting match.Libertarianism offers surprising new solutions to stagnant policy debates over issues such as immigration and civil rights, and p... Read more...

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    • The Trust Deficit
    • Sam Crosby
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    • Trust is the most powerful weapon in the political arsenal.It can pierce an opponent's armour or deflect the most ferocious attack. It can explain difficult policies, and become a well of goodwill for politicians when they need it most. Yet despite its great value we are resigned to the idea that trust in politics will continue to decline.Drawing on... Read more...

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    • It's Our Country
    • Megan Davis, Marcia Langton
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    • Why should Indigenous people have a direct say in the decisions that affect their lives? Australia is one of the only liberal democracies still grappling with such a fundamental question.The idea of constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians has become a highly political and contentious issue. It is entangled in institutional processes t... Read more...

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    • City Limits
    • Jane-Frances Kelly, Paul Donegan
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    • Our bush heritage helped to define our identity, but today Australia is a nation of cities. A higher proportion of Australians live in cities than almost any other country, and most of our national wealth is generated in them. For most of the twentieth century, our cities gave us some of the highest living standards in the world. But they are no lon... Read more...

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    • The Hard Sell
    • Dee Madigan
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    • In The Hard Sell, creative director Dee Madigan uses her trademark humour and down-to-earth approach to unveil the world of political advertising. Drawing on real-life stories from her own recent Federal and State campaigns, she gives us fascinating industry insight into:• How political ads are designed to work;• Who are they designed to w... Read more...

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    • Battleground
    • Wayne Errington, Peter van Onselen
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    • Tony Abbott came to the prime ministership lauded as the most effective leader of the opposition since Whitlam. Why then did he fail to succeed in the job to which he had aspired for decades??Frontbenchers leaked about cabinet processes to the media while backbenchers complained about the lack of access to their leader.?Abbott's long apprenticeship ... Read more...

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    • The Money Men
    • Chris Bowen
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    • How much do we know about the second most important office in the nation? Who was Australia's first treasurer? Who resigned because of a relationship breakdown with the PM? And who did Frank Hardy base his character Ted Thurgood in Power without Glory on?The Money Men is the first in-depth look at the twelve most notable and interesting men to have ... Read more...

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    • A Letter To My Children
    • Christopher Pyne
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    • Why do seemingly intelligent men and women leave their families to spend more than half the year travelling to Canberra, and spending night after night at electorate and campaign events? Surely there are easier ways to earn a living.A Letter to My Children is Christopher Pyne's honest account of how a belief in the power of public service, inspired ... Read more...

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    • Advanced Australia
    • Mark Butler
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    • The average Australian's life expectancy has increased by twenty-five years over the past century—from mid fifties to early eighties—a monumental achievement with huge political impact. For decades to come ageing will touch almost every area of policy—retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design, health...The greying Baby ... Read more...

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    • Serious Whitefella Stuff
    • Mark Moran
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    • How does Indigenous policy signed off in Canberra work—or not—when implemented in remote Aboriginal communities? Mark Moran, Alyson Wright and Paul Memmott have extensive on-the-ground experience in this area of ongoing challenge. What, they ask, is the right balance between respecting local traditions and making significant improvement ... Read more...

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    • Mindless Colouring 101
    • David Rowe
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    • A colouring-in book like no other. Featuring more than 100 drawings by award-winning cartoonist, David Rowe, of Australia's notable Federal leaders past and present. Rather than a route to mindfulness it opens the way for busy political tragics to render our leaders in their true colours.For over twenty years David Rowe's cartoons and caricatures ha... Read more...

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    • Triumph and Demise
    • Paul Kelly
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    • Featuring a new introduction in response to Julia Gillard's memoir, this revised edition brings Paul Kelly's masterpiece on the Rudd-Gillard years up to the present.Drawing on more than sixty on-the-record interviews with all the major players, Triumph and Demise is full of remarkable disclosures. It is the inside account of the hopes, achievements ... Read more...

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    • The Gatekeepers
    • R.A.W. Rhodes, Anne Tiernan
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    • So, you want to be Chief of Staff to the Australian Prime Minister? The Gatekeepers provides the key lessons to equip you for the job.Australian prime ministers need help and it is their chief of staff who supports the person and the office, steering the prime minister through the challenges and landmines of political leadership. It is about making ... Read more...

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    • Governomics
    • Ian McAuley, Miriam Lyons
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    • People have good reason to demand decent public education and a well-funded health system, to yearn for an economy that doesn't trash the environment or for a smaller gap between rich and poor. Almost without exception, sound economics is on their side.We've grown used to public debates that pit people and the planet against an abstract, distorted i... Read more...

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    • Battlelines
    • Tony Abbott
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    • New introduction on why good policy matters and why books debating big policy ideas matter.Abbott argues the battle of ideas helps ensure political parties come to power knowing who they are, what they stand for, what the impact of the policies might be and how they can best be implemented.Good policy is 1% headline and 99% implementation—a le... Read more...

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    • The Fog On The Hill
    • Frank Sartor
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    • The crisis in New South Wales Labor is so deep and has such significant ramifications that we need a massive dose of unadulterated, no-holds-barred honesty. The man who can deliver this honesty is Frank Sartor. An independent outsider who became a Labor minister in 2003, Sartor impressed and irritated insiders and the commentariat in ... Read more...

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    • The Gillard Governments
    • Chris Aulich
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    • The years 2010 to 2013 saw a remarkable period in Australian political history: Julia Gillard became Australia's first female prime minister after she successfully staged a leadership challenge to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. A few months later she led her party to the 2010 federal election, and subsequently steered through seventeen days of negotiati... Read more...

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    • The Reith Papers
    • Peter Reith
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    • Peter Reith was a senior cabinet minister under John Howard from 1996 to 2001. He was the face of the government's tough waterfront reforms and architect of sweeping industrial laws, a major contributor to the Fightback policy, a potential leader of the Liberal Party, a key player in the introduction of the GST, an influential republican in the 1999... Read more...

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    • Gough Whitlam: The Definitive Biography
    • Jenny Hocking
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    • The definitive biography of Australia's twenty-first prime minister, Gough Whitlam, who swept to power in 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. His reform agenda modernised Australia and was ended with dismissal by the Governor-General three years later. Here for the first time in a two-volume box set, acclaimed author Professor Jenn... Read more...

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    • The Dismissal
    • Sybil Nolan
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    • The dismissal of Gough Whitlam's Labor government on November 11, 1975 was stunning news to most Australians, whichever side of the political divide they inhabited. Many people on first hearing that the Governor-General had sacked the Prime Minister and appointed the Opposition leader as caretaker in his place, simply refused to believe it.Shockwave... Read more...

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    • Hawke
    • Blanche d'Alpuget
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    • Blanche d'Alpuget's classic 1982 biography of Robert J. Hawke remains one of the finest examples of political biography in Australian literature. Robert James Lee Hawke is one of the great men of Australian public life and his story makes compelling reading. Blanche d'Alpuget's sensitivity and psychological insight into Hawke's early years reveal ho... Read more...

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    • Hearts & Minds
    • Chris Bowen
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    • In Hearts & Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor, Treasurer Chris Bowen writes a passionate clarion call to Labor's heartland, making the powerful argument that the Labor project is far from complete and it is time for a radical program of renewal and reform for the party.Hearts & Minds is a manifesto to secure the ALP's position as the dominant forc... Read more...

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    • The Rudd Rebellion
    • Bruce Hawker
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    • This is a fascinating account of one of the most challenging political campaigns Australia has ever seen. From the detailed war-gaming of potential political outcomes to the nail-biting lead-up to the polls... what really happened on that campaign trail? How did Rudd resume the prime ministership? Did his ultimate push come too late, or was saving t... Read more...

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    • Malcolm Fraser
    • Malcolm Fraser, Margaret Simons
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    • 'The great task of statesmanship is to apply past lessons to new situations, to draw correct analogies to understand and act upon present forces, to recognise the need for change.'—Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser is one of the most interesting and possibly most misunderstood of Australia's Prime Ministers. In this part memoir and part authorised ... Read more...

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    • Speechless Updated Edition
    • James Button
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    • James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd. Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in the blood: his father was the diminutive but larger-than-life Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments.Growing up, James watched a roll-call of... Read more...

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    • The Truth Of The Matter
    • Gough Whitlam
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    • On Remembrance Day, 1975, the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, sacked the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam. The Dismissal was the culmination of almost three years of political conflict, as Whitlam's reforming Labor government rammed home overdue legislative reforms in the face of implacable, and increasingly bitter, conservative oppositio... Read more...

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    • Liberals And Power
    • Peter van Onselen
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    • Peter van Onselen, the co-author of John Winston Howard: The Definitive Biography and Howard's End, has put together a vibrant collection of essays that offers policy analysis, political philosophy and election-winning strategies. They look at Howard's reign and legacy, and craft a narrative for the future.Liberals and Power is compelling reading... Read more...

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    • The Party Thieves
    • Barrie Cassidy
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    • Barrie Cassidy picked a hell of an election to cover: changes of leaders on both sides of politics, Australia's first female Prime Minister, a hung parliament and a country not knowing who its Prime Minister was for nearly three weeks.But in the beginning were the Party Thieves, Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd. Turnbull's manic desire to get his own... Read more...

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    • The March Of Patriots
    • Paul Kelly
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    • The March of Patriots is the inside story of how Paul Keating and John Howard changed Australia. It sees Keating and Howard as conviction politicians, tribal warriors and national interest patriots.Divided by belief, temperament and party, they were united by generation, city and the challenge to make Australia into a successful nation for the ... Read more...

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    • The Year My Politics Broke
    • Jonathan Green
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    • Is there more to politics than politics? What about sincere belief? Or conviction?Both are missing in action, trumped by political expedience.We've just sat through an election campaign in which the major parties fought a pitched battle over precious little, two bitterly adversarial political organisations scrambling desperately for the middle groun... Read more...

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    • Glory Daze
    • Jim Chalmers
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    • Why does Australia, a nation with one of the world's best economies, have such a dim view of its own performance? Why does it see itself as worse off than some of the basket-case economies of southern Europe? How did a country that was smart enough to avoid recession and mass unemployment despite a global meltdown get so down on itself?In Glory Daze... Read more...

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    • Inside the Hawke-Keating Government
    • Gareth Evans
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    • As good as it gets in Australian politics. That's how the Hawke-Keating Government is now widely regarded. But how did this highly able, ambitious, strong-willed group work through its crises and rivalries, and achieve what it did?Gareth Evans's diary, written in the mid-1980s and published now for the first time, is the consummate insider's account... Read more...

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    • Shitstorm
    • Taylor and Uren
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    • From respected journalists Lenore Taylor and David Uren comes the inside story of the Rudd government's darkest days in office. Its first term will be forever defined by the Global Financial Crisis, or-to use the Prime Minister's term-the 'shitstorm' that engulfed the nation and the world.Based on interviews with all the key players on both sides of... Read more...

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    • Kevin Rudd
    • Patrick Weller
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    • It was a very different Kevin Rudd who returned to office in 2013. Kevin 07 was a fresh face and a new image: the convivial, Mandarin-speaking nerd who seemed so different from past leaders and who held so much potential.By 2013 Rudd retained some of his popularity but none of his novelty. The Opposition could say nothing derogatory about him that h... Read more...

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    • The Fights of My Life
    • Greg Combet, Mark Davis
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    • Greg Combet has been at the centre of some of the biggest battles of our time—the waterfront dispute, the collapse of an airline, compensation for asbestos victims, the campaign against unfair workplace laws and then climate change. From an isolated childhood on the Minchinbury estate west of Sydney, Combet's world changed dramatically with th... Read more...

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