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  • Battlegroundby Wayne Errington; Peter van Onselen

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Tony Abbott came to office lauded as the most effective leader of the opposition since Whitlam, but the signs of an imperfect transition to the prime ministership would soon emerge. Why did Abbott fail to grow into the job to which he had aspired for decades?Backbenchers complained about the leader's office, the lack of access, front benchers leaked... more...

  • The Stingby Nick McKenzie

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 18.66

    It was a David and Goliath style battle: Australian investigators up against a global organised crime empire. What seemed like an impossible task resulted in one of the most ambitious investigations in the world, infiltrating international money laundering streams and exposing the global crime bosses in control of the world's drug trade. The Sting... more...

  • Dangerous Alliesby Malcolm Fraser; Cain Roberts

    Melbourne University Publishing 2014; US$ 13.33

    Australia has always been reliant on 'great and powerful friends' for its sense of national security and for direction on its foreign policy?first on the British Empire and now on the United States. Australia has actively pursued a policy of strategic dependence, believing that making a grand bargain with a powerful ally was the best policy to... more...

  • Defending Gallipoliby Harvey Broadbent

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Based on exclusive access to Turkish archives, Defending Gallipoli reveals how the Turks reacted and defended Gallipoli. Author and Turkish language expert Harvey Broadbent spent five years translating everything from official records to soldiers' personal diaries and letters to unearth the Turkish story. It is chilling and revealing to see this... more...

  • The Long Haulby John Brumby

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    The Long Haul distils a series of practical lessons on leadership and public life from John Brumby's thirty years in politics. It offers 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. more...

  • Born to Ruleby Paddy Manning

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Born to Rule is the unauthorised biography that unravels the many layers of the man who has just become the 29th Prime Minister of Australia. 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... more...

  • The Dismissalby Sybil Nolan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    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. Shockwaves... more...

  • The Reith Papersby Peter Reith

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Politics, policy & the chance of changeby John Watson

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    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... more...

  • The Waterlow Killingsby Pamela Burton

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Anthony Waterlow left his decrepit room in a run-down boarding house at 4.45 p.m on Monday 9 November 2009. By 6 p.m, the 42-year-old was seen leaving another home: his sister Chloe's in Randwick. He left behind her slaughtered body and that of their father; celebrated art curator Nick Waterlow. The pair had been stabbed multiple times, in front of... more...