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  • Tales From The Political Trenchesby Maxine McKew

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    ?Julia Gillard was impatient for the prime ministership, and either worked with or allowed others to manufacture a sense of crisis around Rudd?s leadership. She then cut down a prime minister in his first term and tried to pretend it was in the national interest to do so. Since then, she has been the architect of her own misfortune.? In Tales from... more...

  • 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...

  • Exit Woundsby John Cantwell; Greg Bearup

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    As a country boy from Queensland, John Cantwell signed up to the army as a private and rose to the rank of major general. He was on the front line in 1991 as Coalition forces fitted bulldozer blades to tanks and buried alive Iraqi troops in their trenches. He fought in Baghdad in 2006 and saw what a car bomb does to a marketplace crowded with women... 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...

  • Responsibilityby Ghassan Hage

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    The concept of responsibility permeates social life. While it has many meanings, they often centre around questions of practical and moral accountability, culpability and liability. One can learn a great deal about a social formation by looking at the way the meanings of responsibility are deployed within it, the way they vary from one social space... 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...

  • Meanjin Vol. 72, No. 2by Zora Sanders (Ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    In June, Meanjin brings you tales of architecture and superstition from Meg Mundell, while Mark McKenna looks at the strange role of the biographer and Ronnie Scott holds his iPhone high and snaps a selfie. Anna Heyward discovers the life and letters of the inimitable Mary Gilmore and Damon Young wonders what we can learn from comic book heroes. There... 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...