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Melbourne University Publishing

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  • Speechlessby James Button

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Gough Whitlam: His Timeby Jenny Hocking

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    Gough Whitlam, Australia?s twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, never accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General barely three years later?an outcome that polarised debate and left many believing the full... more...

  • Climate Politics And The Climate Movement In Australiaby Verity Burgmann; Hans Baer

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    Climate change is the hottest topic of the twenty-first century and the climate movement a significant global social movement. This book examines the broad context of Australian climate politics and the place of the climate movement within it. Acting 'from above' are the most powerful forces-corporations and governments, both Labor and Coalition-with... more...

  • The Arab Revolutions In Contextby Benjamin Isakhan; Fethi Mansouri; Shahram Akbarzadeh

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    From late 2010 a series of dramatic and unprecedented events swept across the Middle East and North Africa, toppling several autocratic regimes that had held power for decades and ushering in a new climate of dissent and democratisation. The Arab Revolutions in Context seizes a unique opportunity to reflect on these seismic events, their causes and... more...

  • Battlelinesby Tony Abbott

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    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 lesson... more...

  • The Secret Life of the Gold Coastby Brendan Shanahan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The Gold Coast: City of the Future; metropolis of dreams. In less than fifty years a tiny holiday town of fibro shacks and mangrove swamps has grown to become a city of almost a million people and an embodiment of our unquenchable lust for surf, sun and sand. Set against a backdrop of marina developments for the near-dead, a rampant drug culture, the... more...

  • Hearts & Mindsby Chris Bowen

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    In Hearts & Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor, former cabinet minister 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... more...

  • The Man Who Loved Childrenby Christina Stead

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The Man Who Loved Children is Christina Stead's masterpiece about family life. Set in Washington during the 1930s, Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife. Their tempestuous marriage, aggravated by too little money, lies at the centre of Stead's satirical and brilliantly observed novel about the relations between husbands and wives, and... more...

  • Glory Dazeby Jim Chalmers

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The book asks how a nation with the developed world’s best economy has a dimmer view of its performance than some of the basket case economies of southern Europe have of their own, and how a country that escaped recession and mass unemployment despite the biggest global downturn since the Great Depression got so down on itself. It is a Labor insiders’... more...

  • A Letter to Generation Next: Why Laborby Kim Carr

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    Senator Kim Carr is a true believer. He details what the Party stands for in the 21st century. In A Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor he lays out a heartfelt argument about why politics is important in our daily lives and demands our involvement. This is a book from a passionate and pragmatic idealist, which makes the case for activism and proposes... more...