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Aboriginal Children, History and Health
2 black & white tables 262

This volume traces the complex reasons behind the disturbing discrepancy between the health and well-being of children in mainstream Australia and those in remote Indigenous communities. Invaluably informed by Boulton'

Boulton, John

Adolescent Country

The great crises that threaten Australia's national prosperity come from abroad. So do the grandest opportunities. But in Australian politics the big matters are commonly crowded out by the small. International policy is used for domestic poi

Hartcher, Peter

All Hail The Leaders of The Australian Labor Party

Kefford, Glenn

An Economy is Not a Society: Winners and Losers in the New Australia

In modern Australia, productivity is all that matters, our leaders tell us. Economic growth above all else. But is this really what we, the people, want? Does it make our lives and our communities better? If the high priests of economics wis

Glover, Dennis

Australian Policy Handbook
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A thoroughly revised new edition of the authoritative guide to the process of policy making in government. 'This authoritative guide to the practice and process of public policy in Australia combines sound analysis and

Althaus,C and Bridgman,P and Davis,G

Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia

Is Australia fair enough? And why does inequality matter anyway?

In Battlers and Billionaires, Andrew Leigh weaves together vivid stories, interesting history and powerful statistics to discuss why inequality matters -

Leigh Andrew

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2016

With Dean Alston, Peter Broelman, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, John Farmer, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Bill Leak, Alan Moir, Peter Nicholson, Bruce Petty, David Pope, David Rowe, John Spoon

Radcliffe, Russ


Benson Simon

Book of the Board

The Book of the Board has become Australia's standard reference book for board and committee members of non-profit organisations. It provides clear guidance on the role of the board, formal and legal responsibilities, and the ways in which t

Fishel, David

Paperback 398 pages.

Cheek, Bob

Credlin and Co

Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin, ran a misogynist, racist, destructive, short-sighted, hateful, dishonest opposition campaign. But their approach led to disaster in government. When Abbott became prime minister, he and Credl

Patrick, Aaron

Crunch Time
Paperback 288

As the world struggles with the twin crises of economic catastrophe and rapidly accelerating climate disruption, a new urgency has entered into discussions of what needs to be done. In America, President Obama has launched a massiv

Kevin Tony

Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat
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'A piece of political portraiture shot through with an antic, larrikin spirit' - The Australian on The Short and Excruciatingly Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott..The even more elaborately-titled sequel to The Short

Street, Andrew P.

Dear Mr Rudd
Paperback 256 pages.

Manne, Robert

Despotic State or Free Individual

The poll-driven excesses of today's party politics can be seen as the triumph of an impoverished view of democracy that discourages the virtues of good leadership and personal responsibility. In an ongoing contest between opposing visions of de

Melleuish, Gregory


There is no more dramatic event in our political history than the dismissal. This book is the definitive story, filled with fresh documents, revelations and new interviews that change our understanding of this event. It is also a brilliant

Kelly, Paul, Bramston, Troy

Dismissal Dossier

Here is the definitive story of the most divisive episode in Australia's history--the dismissal of Gough Whitlam's government. In her award-winning biography of Gough Whitlam, Jenny Hocking first revealed the astonishing secret story of the

Hocking, Jenny

Double Dissolution

Double Dissolution is a contemporary election campaign narrative that probes personal and political failures and upheavals, and explores possible futures, by a talented writer on the rise. Lee provides a fresh, informed and suitably baffled vi

Lee Zachariah


What is econobabble? We hear it every day, when public figures and commentators use incomprehensible economic jargon to dress up their self-interest as the national interest, to make the absurd seem inevitable or the inequitable seem fair. T

Denniss, Richard

Fighting with America: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special: Why Saying No' to the Us Wouldn't Rupture the Alliance

Australia has long been a reliable ally of the United States. But has it become too reliable? Sixty-five years after the signing of the ANZUS treaty, and at a time of great strategic change caused by the rise of China, it is time for a fresh

Curran, James

Paperback , 230 x 152mm. 304

A magic pill that cuts fuel consumption and reduces emissions ...... that was the miracle promised by Tim Johnsto' s company, Firepower. Everyone believed him; prime ministers and presidents, doctors and diplomats, b

Ryle, Gerard

First Among Equals
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Since Federation in 1901, 28 men and one woman have served in the position of Australian prime minister. From Barton to Turnbull, they are the leaders who have helped forge Australia's national identity. Some have

Wildman, Kim, Hogue, Derry

For the Common Good

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 chi

Shorten, Bill

Good, the Bad and the Unlikely (Updated Edition): Australia's Prime Ministers

"Since Australia's birth in 1901, twenty-nine politicians have run the national show. Their time at the top has ranged from eight days for Frank Forde to eighteen years for Bob Menzies. But whatever the length of their term, each Prime Minis

MacCallum, Mungo

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In compelling fiction, memoir, essays, poetry and communiques, the dramatic story of the Intervention and the despair, anguish and anger of the First Nations people of the Territory comes alive. The Intervention: An an

Scott, Rosie, Heiss, Anita

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Paul Keating is widely credited as the chief architect of the most significant period of political and economic reform in Australia's history. Twenty years on, there is still no story from the horse's mouth of how it

O'Brien, Kerry

Labor's Historic Mission

Ellis, Brian

Let My People Go
black & white illustrations 296

This story chronicles a largely unknown but important aspect of 20th century Australian political history during the Cold War, when the Communist leadership closed down many Jewish organisations and declared Zioni

Lipski, Sam, Rutland, Suzanne D.

Manner of Their Going

For those who want to understand Australian politics today ? ?Norman Abjorensen doesn?t shy from judgement in this meticulously researched, detailed and illuminating book on the last days of our leading politicians. Only one Prime Minister, R

Abjorensen, Norman

Money Men Australia's Twelve Most Notable Treasurers

How much do we know about the second most important office in the nation? Who was Australia's first treasurer? Who resigned because of a relationship breakdown with the PM? And who did Frank Hardy base his character Ted Thurgood in Power wit

Bowen, Chris

Nauru Burning
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Mark Isaacs goes behind the veil of secrecy around Australia?s offshore immigration detention centres to reveal a climate of fe

Isaacs, Mark

No, Minister

No, Minister is not about the record: it is about how the record is created and managed by largely unseen people in a volatile and almost always unpredictable environment. It delivers forensic analysis of what goes on back-stage as politicia

Behm, Allan

Not Just For this Life
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Not Just For This Life is a salute and tribute to Gough Whitlam, commemorating what would have been his 100th birthday. Upon his death in October 2014 there was a national outpouring of grief and affectionate remembran

Guest, Wendy, Gray, Gary

Paul Keating
16pp b&w picture section 544

Drawing on extensive interviews with Keating, coupled with access to his personal files, this book tells the story of a political warrior's rise to power, from the outer suburbs of Sydney through Young Labor and into

Bramston, Troy


"Saltwater is the true story of a young female barrister's struggle for justice working with the Aboriginal Legal Service in Townsville and on Palm Island, a violent and beautiful tropical paradise in far north Queensland. As a newly appoint

McLennan, Cathy

Serious Whitefella Stuff

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

Moran, Mark, Pearson, Noel

So Greek : Confessions of a Conservative

From one of the most senior correspondents in the Canberra Press Gallery comes a rare account of life as a political insider. Born in a small village in Cyprus, Niki Savva spent her childhood in Melbourne's working-class suburbs ­ -

Savva Niki

Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

'The most incisive portrait of Turnbull that's been written.' - David Marr A scintillating biography for an election year ...In Stop at Nothing Annabel Crabb recounts the Malcolm Turnbull story with characteristic wit and perceptiveness. Dra

Crabb, Annabel

Takeover: Foreign Investment and the Australian Psyche

From the foundation of the wool industry in the 1820s to the mining boom of the 2000s, Australia's economy has been built on foreign investment. Yet we've always had an equivocal attitude towards it. Foreign takeovers of national brands like

Uren, David

Turnbull Gamble

The Liberal party took a risk replacing Tony Abbott with Malcolm Turnbull. They had seen voters turn against the ALP when it took down a first term Prime Minister. By the time he called the election it was still unclear what Turnbull wanted to

Errington, Wayne Van Onselen, Peter

Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment

Beset by spin and the battle to win each news cycle, contemporary politics is mired in short-term thinking. Too little time is given to considering creative ways in which we could tackle key issues - a lagging education system, the destruct

O'Neil, Clare, Watts, Tim

What a Time to be Alive

What a Time to be Alive: That and other lies in the 2016 campaign is the ugly and un-sanitised diary behind the curtain of the double dissolution election campaign. A poll fought between two wildly ambitious men who want to win their first elec

Stefano, Mark Di

Wit of Whitlam

He said his wife Margaret was his 'best appointment', called Malcolm Fraser 'Kerr's cur' after the Dismissal and when Sir Winton Turnbull called out in parliament 'I am a country member', Gough interjected 'I remember'. When it was suggeste

Carleton, James