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- University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 29.99
Six years after vacating his position as the longest-serving premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as foreign minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister. For 18 months he kept a diary documenting a whirl of high-stakes events on the world stage?the election of Australia to the UN Security Council,... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 14.99
In this moving, funny, and sometimes chilling book, leading Australians open their ASIO files and read what the state?s security apparatus said about them. Writers from across the political spectrum including Mark Aarons, Phillip Adams, Nadia Wheatley, Michael Kirby, Peter Cundall, Gary Foley, and Anne Summers confront?and in some cases reclaim?their... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Following Australia?s 2010 election, this invaluable discussion allows key political players and commentators to ask pointed and practical questions about what progressive politics in Australia mean today. Candid and surprising, this analysis covers a wide range of topics, including What Should Labor Stand For? How Should Australia?s Governments... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95
A touching and inspiring narrative, this history chronicles the vital role played by women in the coal mining industry in central and southeastern Queensland, Australia. From the early days when wives supported their coal mining husbands through the women's auxiliaries to the fight for better working conditions and the recent move out of the home... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2011; US$ 19.95
Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Australian Labor Party (ALP)—one of the oldest labor parties in the world and the first to form a government—this short and lively book recounts ALP?s history from its origins during the late 19th century through present day. The book details the party?s numerous successes in winning government at all levels... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2012; US$ 16.99
A year in Melbourne's city life told in diary form, this contemporary and personal portrait depicts major events from the Australian heat wave, which culminated in more than 400 bushfires, to the destructive deluge of a hailstorm. While walking through Melbourne?s oldest suburb to its largest market, experiencing an Australian Rules Football game,... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2012; US$ 27.99
Time poverty is a conundrum for many Australian households and workers. Australians start work young, and we are working more, and longer into old age. And while maximising our productivity and enhancing our professional skills, we must raise our children well, care for our aged, be involved in our community and shrink our carbon footprint – a footprint... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2012; US$ 39.99
A history of iconic Australian towns that have emerged as a result of mining booms?including Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie, and Kambalda?this book is a unique attempt to introduce urban readers to those communities, past and present. Unlike many mining books, this is not limited to a single material such as coal or gold,... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 4.99
Australia has a new $50 billion industry; it carries unprecedented environmental risks, but could be the path to energy salvation: cleaner than coal, safer than nuclear, a complement to renewables. While big oil and gas companies believe Australia could be the biggest liquid natural gas exporter in the world, farmers and environmentalists are united... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 39.99
Exploring the forgotten history of the early Australian wine industry, this book reveals the challenges of choosing vine stock, the battles to protect against pests and diseases, and the innovation of new technologies that assisted small-scale growers, many of whom worked in wine regions that have since vanished from the landscape and memory for much... more...