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    • Cardinal
    • Louise Milligan
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    • George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's indispensable 'Treasurer'. As an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy, 'Big George's' ascendancy within the clergy was remarkable and seemingly unstop... Read more...

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    • Fighting Hislam
    • Susan Carland
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    • The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist's playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility.Yet between those two views there is a group of Muslim women many do not believe exists: a diverse bunch who fight sexism from within, as committed to the fight as they are to their faith. H... Read more...

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    • Time to Die
    • Rodney Syme
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    • Medical science now allows us to live longer than ever before. So living with pain and dying well have become major concerns for the general community, health practitioners, church groups and politicians. Should these issues be decided in private by individuals or must we legislate ethical guidelines? Rodney Syme has been an advocate for medically a... Read more...

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    • The Navy and the Nation
    • Tim Barrett
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    • The Royal Australian Navy is at a watershed moment in its history. Major reinvestment following the 2016 Defence White Paper will see it re-equipped with offshore patrol boats, a new class of frigate, a modern and expanded submarine force and an air warfare destroyer.How does the Navy best prepare for the future? Vice Admiral Tim Barrett forcefully ... Read more...

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    • The Conversation Yearbook 2016
    • John Watson
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    • In a year in which political discourse seemed increasingly untethered from reality, The Conversation continued to bring you analysis, commentary and research from academic experts. This clearly written collection ranges widely, from Michelle Grattan's scrupulous assessment of Malcolm Turnbull's first year as prime minister, to Amy Reichelt and Clare... Read more...

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    • Blonde Ambition
    • Annette Sharp
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    • Roxy Jacenko has been Sydney's publicity queen ever since she started Sweaty Betty PR at the age of 24, and her ambition, grit and drive have made her rich and famous. Working 24/7, Roxy micromanages and shares every moment of her Bentley-driving, Cartier-sporting, Birkin bag-toting life—and those of her children, Pixie and Hunter—on Ins... Read more...

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    • Man & Beast
    • Andrew Rule
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    • Man & Beast features some of the greats of Australian literature, writing about the particular kinships they have with animals: the loves, the losses and the surprising turns those relationships can take.Les Carlyon writes about those strange beings, horse people. Robert Drewe's curious eye falls on everything from bull sharks to bull ants. Don Wats... Read more...

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    • ISS 22 Indian Muslims
    • Riaz Hassan
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    • Research shows that Indian Muslims experience higher levels of development and equity deficits. Indian Muslims are also predicted to become the largest Muslim population in the world by 2050. This increase in numbers might exacerbate their relative deprivation, creating a disjunction between India's constitutional promises of 'equality of opportunit... Read more...

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    • The Promise of Things
    • Ruth Quibell
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    • Some of our strongest, most lasting relationships are hidden in plain view—those we have with objects. What do our possessions do for us? And how do they do it?In The Promise of Things, Ruth Quibell explores what our possessions say about us: who we think we are, what we long for and struggle against. It invites us to think about how we use th... Read more...

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    • From the Edge
    • Mark McKenna
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    • March 1797. Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria. Five British sailors and twelve Bengali seamen swim ashore after their longboat is ripped apart in a storm. The British penal colony at Port Jackson is 700 kilometres to the north, their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove stranded far to the south on a tiny island in Bass Strait. To rescue the... 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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    • My Year Without Meat
    • Richard Cornish
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    • When food writer Richard Cornish was so overcome by the aroma of the roast leg of lamb he had buckled into the passenger seat next to him that he pulled over to the side of the road and tore it apart with his bare hands, he knew he had a problem. He began to examine what it means to eat meat by becoming vegetarian for a year.My Year Without Meat is ... 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The Straight Dope Updated Edition
    • Chip Le Grand
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    • The greatest drugs scandal in Australian sport goes well beyond who took what. What happened at Essendon, what happened at Cronulla, is only part of the story.From the basement office of a suburban football club to the seedy corners of Peptide Alley to the polished corridors of Parliament House, The Straight Dope is an inside account of the politics... Read more...

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    • Coming of Age
    • Terry Hogan
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    • In December 1987 John Dawkins, Minister for Employment, Education and Training, released a Green Paper that foreshadowed major changes in universities through the formation of the Unified National System. This was sixteen years after the establishment of Griffith University, and only twelve years since its first undergraduate enrolments.Dawkins' ide... 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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    • Politics, policy & the chance of change
    • John Watson
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    • Continued political and economic turbulence, pervasive threats of terrorism and climate change: 2015 was a testing year. Even Australia's charmed run as 'the lucky country' threatened to come to an end. The pressures of government resulted in Malcolm Turnbull ousting Tony Abbott to become the country's fifth prime minister in five years. Will this p... 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The Politics of Myth
    • Stephen Knight
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    • In The Politics of Myth, Stephen Knight studies nine figures still vividly alive, all of them appearing in twenty-first century film and television. Analysing how they relate to the major themes of power, resistance and knowledge, he shows how fact and fiction interweave to help us explore and understand the complexities of our world.Myths shift wit... Read more...

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    • Philanthropy and the Arts
    • Jennifer Radbourne, Kenneth Watkins
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    • Philanthropy and the Arts documents an emerging model of philanthropy that moves beyond the fundraising process to capture the essence of philanthropy in the intrinsic values held by donors, benefactors and philanthropic leaders. These values are the same as those that the arts bring to society, so the act of philanthropy itself embodies a commitmen... Read more...

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    • The Long Haul
    • John Brumby
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    • The Long Haul offers a series of practical lessons on leadership and public life from John Brumby's thirty years in politics. It gives insights into the challenges and opportunities Australia currently faces and argues for real political reform, a different future for our federation and strong leadership in a world in transition. 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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    • Comrade Ambassador
    • Stephen FitzGerald
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    • Modern Australia was in part defined by its early embrace of China—a turning from the White Australia Policy of the 1950s to the country's acceptance of Asian immigration and engagement with regional neighbours. It saw the far-sighted establishment of an embassy in Beijing in the 1970s by Gough Whitlam, headed by Stephen FitzGerald. Here, Fitz... Read more...

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    • On Stalin's Team
    • Sheila Fitzpatrick
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    • Joseph Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men. On Stalin's Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin were a dozen or so loyal and competent men who formed a remarkably effective team from the late 1920s until his death in 1953... Read more...

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