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Perkins, Kevin:  MENZIES Last of the Queen's Men
Book Number: 3791
 Adelaide. Rigby. 1968. 1st edition. Cloth. 8vo. 264pp + 16pp b/w plates. Index. Very good in a fair d/w.
Keywords: australian politics liberal party politicians menzies
Price: $12.00

Book Number: 3792
 Alpha Books, Sydney, 1971. 1st edition. Cloth. 189pp, b&w plates throughout. Very good/ very good(small tear)
Keywords: trade union australian politics liberal party politicians
Price: $9.00

Book Number: 3796
 New Haven, Yale Univ. Press, 1952. Cloth, endpaper map, pp. xiii, 373. Index. Very good/good. D/w has several small tears & small missing pieces, clipped.
Keywords: trade union australian politics liberal party politicians
Price: $12.00

Blackmore, Edwin Gordon.:  The Decisions of the Right Hon. Arthur Wellesley Peel, Speaker of the House of Commons (Jan 27 1887 - Aug 30 1889)
Book Number: 5946
Adelaide: Government Printer, 1890 8mo. grey cloth hardcover. 131pp. Signed inside front cover ", from the author Dec 1st 1890" . good, cover soiled wear to edges, spine wrinkled. foxing, page 39/40 has small chip & 4 small pen marks. South Australian politics. Scarce
Keywords: Speaker of the House of Commons practise house assembly south australia legislative council politics australian
Price: $25.00

Steketee, Mike and Cockburn, Milton:  Wran. An Unauthorised Biography.
Book Number: 22558
Allen & Unwin Australia 1st edition 1986. 8vo. hardcover. 365pp. index, + b/w plates. very good, black pastedown on fep. /very good d/w.
Keywords: australian politics neville wran new south wales labour party
Price: $15.00

Deverall, Kate (Editor):  Party Girls: Labor Women Now
Book Number: 24663
November 2001 Pluto Press 8vo. softcover. 293pp. index, b/w illus near fine.
Keywords: Nonfiction Social Sciences Sociology General Party Girls Labor Women Now Deverall Kate (Editor)
Price: $8.00

Carroll, Brian:  The Menzies years
Book Number: 29768
Stanmore, N.S.W. Cassell Australia 1977 4to hardcover 256pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Menzies Robert Sir 1894 1978 Menzies Robert Sir 1894 1978 Prime ministers Australia Biography Australia History 1945 The Menzies years Carroll Brian
Price: $12.00

Rees, Peter:  The Boy from Boree Creek: The Tim Fischer Story
Book Number: 30868
Allen & Unwin November 2001 8vo hardcover 354pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w. In June 1999, at the height of his career, Tim Fischer announced his resignation from politics, giving it all up for his family. This volume presents a candid account of the life and career of Fischer, one of Australia's best-known politicians, and a man who, for many years, had bridged the gap between urban and rural Australia. It traces his rise through State and Federal politics and describes how, in response to criticism that he was short on leadership charisma, he fashioned an idiosyncratic image for himself. His trademark hat and love of trains, and his long-term commitment to Asia were to transform him into a more respected and indeed, much-loved politician by the time he quit.
Keywords: Biography The Boy from Boree Creek The Tim Fischer Story Rees Peter
Price: $12.00

Marr, David:  Dark Victory:
Book Number: 32446
Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited 2003 8vo softcover 350pp index. very good+. Dark Victory is the secret history of John Howard's campaign against boat people that began with the Tampa and ended ten extraordinary weeks later - after deaths and disappearances, violent confrontations in the Indian Ocean and international uproar - with the Australian people giving the Prime Minister his third, most daring election victory. David Marr and Marian Wilkinson, two of the country's most accomplished investigative journalists, burrow deep into the ways of John Howard's Australia. They reveal a world of ruthlessly skilled politicians, timid bureaucrats, a cowed Opposition, outmanoeuvred top brass, subtle spin doctors - and the men and women arriving on rotten boats who found themselves ambushed at sea by an angry Australia.
Keywords: History politics illegal immigrants Australia John Howard boat people Tampa children overboard Australia Dark Victory Marr David
Price: $11.00

Porter, Robert:  Paul Hasluck: A Political Biography
Book Number: 34002
Nedlands, W.A. Univ of Western Australia Pr 1994 8vo hardcover 337pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. SirPaul Hasluck died in January 1993 at the age of eighty-seven. Throughout his career - as journalist, historian, academic, author, poet, public servant, diplomat, parliamentarian, Minister of the Crown, contender for the prime ministership, and Governor-General - he maintained a clear and consistent set of principles and a strong sense of public duty. Because of this, he did not fit the contemporary mould of a politician. Hasluck joined the Department of External Affairs in 1941, becoming one of Dr Herbert Vere Evatt's principal advisers and eventually being made Australia's first representative at the United Nations in New York. After a breach with Evatt over a matter of principle, Hasluck resigned from the department, and in 1949 was elected to Federal parliament. Hasluck's ministerial responsibilities included Territories, encompassing Papua and New Guinea, the Northern Territory and Aboriginal policy; Defence; and External Affairs. As a Minister, Hasluck was a hard task-master. He demanded action and he did not suffer fools lightly. As a parliamentarian, Hasluck held a higher view of parliamentary representation than the narrow quest for winning elections. He had the opportunity to gain the prime ministership in 1968, but his dislike of self-promotion cost him this prize. Between 1969 and 1974 Hasluck held the office of Governor-General. He approached the vice-regal task with dedication and vigour, convinced that the office was not merely one of 'rubber stamp' but carried the responsibility to counsel, warn and advise. In tracing this remarkable career, Robert Porter highlights Hasluck's prodigious, almost legendary, capacity for hard work; his strong intellectual capability and penetrating and enquiring mind; his clear understanding of the definition of the roles and responsibilities of each area of government; his strong and enduring sense of duty; and his commitment to serving his country's interests in a selfless and dedicated manner. Paul Hasluck: A
Keywords: Biographies Memoirs General Paul Hasluck A Political Biography Porter Robert
Price: $9.00

MacCallum, Mungo:  Mungo: The man who laughs
Book Number: 35942
Potts Point, N.S.W. Duffy & Snellgrove 2001 8vo softcover 292pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: History Australia Oceania Mungo The man who laughs MacCallum Mungo
Price: $12.00

Smith, Frederick T:  Backroom briefings: John Curtin's war
Book Number: 37095
Canberra National Library of Australia 1997 Large 8vo softcover 244pp index, b/w illus. very good. Transcription of Smith's notes of briefings given by Curtin to a select group of Canberra Press Galley journalists covering much of World War II. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Keywords: History Europe General Backroom briefings John Curtin's war Smith Frederick T
Price: $30.00

Milner, Andrew:  The road to St. Kilda Pier: George Orwell and the politics of the Australian left
Book Number: 37329
Westgate, Stained Wattle Press 1984 8vo softcover 92pp very good. Bibliography: p. 83-90.
Keywords: Australian politics Political Science George Orwell
Price: $6.00

Latham, Mark:  From the suburbs : building a nation from our neighbourhoods
Book Number: 37342
Annandale, N.S.W. Pluto Press 2003 8vo softcover 149pp index. very good. A collection of Mark Latham's papers over the past two years, reflecting his work as a creative and aggressive Labor frontbencher. Most importantly, he defines the direction in which the ALP should head: a party with a radical edge, rattling the cage on Australia's political, social and economic establishment.nnIncludes index.nBibliography: p. 140-144.
Keywords: Australian Labor Party Community development Urban Australia Australia Social policy Australia Economic policy 2001 From the suburbs building a nation from our neighbourhoods Latham Mark
Price: $6.00

Capling, Ann:  All the Way With the USA: Australia, the U.s., And Free Trade (Briefings)
Book Number: 38945
Sydney UNSW Press 2005 8vo softcover 96pp. very good. When Australia signed a free trade agreement with the United States, Prime Minister John Howard hailed it as an historic achievement that would add "enormous long-term benefits to the Australian economy." Senator Bob Brown called it "a disaster". No trade agreement has aroused greater controversy in Australia's history. It affects domestic policy in areas such as culture, public health and copyright, while producing only meagre trade gains for Australian exports. It represents a departure from the long-standing bipartisan commitment to free trade between all countries in favor of special deals between "friends." In this lively and topical book, Ann Capling traces the evolution of Australian trade policy and examines the key issues raised by the agreement.
Keywords: International trade All the Way With the USA Australia the U s And Free Trade (Briefings) Capling Ann
Price: $8.00

Hughes, Colin & Costar, Brian:  Limiting Democracy: The Erosion of Electoral Rights in Australia
Book Number: 40127
UNSW Press 2006 8vo softcover 96pp. very good+. Recently introduced legislation and other proposal from government ministers threaten Australians' right to vote. Brian Costar and Colin A. Hughes argue that rather than watering down democratic rights we need to strengthen the key features of our electoral system. nnFrom the Inside FlapnRecently introduced legislation and other proposal from government ministers threaten Australians' right to vote. Brian Costar and Colin A. Hughes argue that rather than watering down democratic rights we need to strengthen the key features of our electoral system.
Keywords: Democracy Electoral Rights Australia australian politics Costar Brian
Price: $6.00

Saunders, Peter:  The Poverty Wars: Reconnecting Research With Reality
Book Number: 40180
UNSW Press 2005 8vo softcover 158pp index. very good+. In this short, passionate, and very readable book, Peter Saunders--one of Australia's leading social policy researchers--expresses his core viewpoint that, although poverty is deeply rooted in the experience of people's lives, it all too often is reduced to a set of statistics. But, without evidence of the experiences of the poor, statistics alone cannot shed light on the underlying causes and indicate what kinds of responses are needed. Saunders' vision is of a society free from 'the national disgrace' of poverty, as identified by the Poverty Commission over three decades ago. nnThe Poverty Wars sets out the ideas and arguments for such a national re-examination and reorientation by examining existing theories and evidence on poverty and other forms of disadvantage. Saunders develops a set of accessible ideas designed to change the way we think about poverty and to encourage a revitalised commitment to its eradication. He claims that the goal of ending poverty lies well within our reach, arguing that we can eliminate financial poverty by 2020 using the funds generated by economic growth. The fact that we don't do so is a matter of choice, not affordability--as the experience of other countries demonstrates. In challenging this idea, this book focuses on how looking at poverty differently can help to make a world without poverty a practical reality. nnAbout the AuthornPeter Saunders is Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.
Keywords: The Poverty Wars Reconnecting Research With Reality Saunders Peter
Price: $8.00

Maddox, Graham:  Australian democracy: In theory and practice
Book Number: 40656
Longman Cheshire 1985 8vo softcover 463pp index. very good.
Keywords: Australian democracy In theory and practice Maddox Graham
Price: $15.00

Parker, Derek:  The Courtesans - The Press Gallery in the Hawke Era
Book Number: 42949
Allen & Unwin April 1, 1991 8vo softcover 208pp very good. The Courtesans is the story of the relationship between the press gallery and the most media-concious government Australia had ever seen, the government of Bob Hawke. As a result of its preference for the Hawke style and its sympathy with the government's objectives, the Press Gallery had moved close to the government - perhaps too close for the principles of journalism and the practice of democracy. The Courtesans is about power without responsibility. It argues that the Press Gallery is a secret and elite institution, out of step with the community it purports to serve and obsessed with its own machinations. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to look behind the facade and understand the real workings of Australian politics.
Keywords: zombies best news anchor on tv keith olbermann survival writing humor horror graphic novel patriotic post apocalyptic The Courtesans Parker Derek
Price: $14.00

Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Comm:  A report on aspects of youth homelessness
Book Number: 44514
Canberra Australian Govt. Pub. Service 1995 8vo softcover 416pp very good. Po name and phone number on title page. The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. "May 1995". Chairman: Allan Morris. AGPS cat. no. 9502335. Includes bibliographical references. Also published as Parliamentary Paper no. 86/1995.
Keywords: A report on aspects of youth homelessness Australia Parliament House of Representatives Standing Committee on Comm
Price: $22.00

Cunneen, Chris:  William John McKell: Boilermaker, Premier, Governor-General
Book Number: 46042
New South Wales Univ Pr Ltd August 2001 8vo softcover 271pp very good. William McKell, the long-serving Labor Premier of New South Wales (1941-47), is in many ways the architect of the great electoral success of the ALP in NSW since the Second World War. - His political life began after the momentous 1916 split in the ALP over the conscription issue, when he became the youngest endorsed Labor candidate for the NSW state election. - Before he turned thirty he had become NSW Minister of Justice, and he eventually won the party leadership in 1939 and led the party to victory in 1941. - McKell played a central role in creating the modern NSW Labor Party, a pragmatic, electorally successful political machine. - Neville Wran described him as "perhaps the most significant political figure in the history of NSW"; like Wran, he cultivated rural as well as urban voters. - After six years as premier he accepted - controversially - Prime Minister Menzies' invitation to become Governor General, a post he filled until 1953. He died in 1985. - This lively account of McKell's life provides a vivid portrait of the development of this important labour movement figure, and a readable insight into New South Wales politics during a key period in twentieth century history.
Keywords: William John McKell Boilermaker Premier Governor General Cunneen Chris
Price: $12.00

Stuart, Nicholas:  What Goes Up: Behind the 2007 Election
Book Number: 46619
Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. September 19, 2008 8vo softcover 288pp very good. The Liberal Government led by John Howard and contested by Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party.
Keywords: What Goes Up Behind the 2007 Election Stuart Nicholas
Price: $12.00

Powell, Alan:  Patrician Democrat: The Political Life of Charles Cowper 1843-1870
Book Number: 46873
Melbourne University Press, 1977 8vo. hardcover. 192pp. index, b/w frontis. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: australian politics charles cowper premier new south wales nsw
Price: $11.00

Charlton, Andrew:  Ozonomics
Book Number: 47308
Random House 2007 8vo. softcover. 261pp. index. Good+.
Keywords: australian politics
Price: $8.00

McCormack, Timothy L. H.:  Sir Ninian Stephen, a Tribute
Book Number: 47967
Melbourne University Press/Miegunyah Press 2007 8vo Hardcover in d/w. 320pp fine. Index. Complied in honour of Sir Ninian Stephen, Sir Ninian Stephen: A Tribute is a collection of essays by Australia's most respected legal, political and diplomatic figures. The essays celebrate Sir Ninian's contribution to Australian public life: the High Court, the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Criminal Tribunal. Contributors include Hon. Sir Anthony Mason, Professor Geoffrey Lindell, Professor Kim Rubenstein, Doug Laing, Rt Hon. Sir Kenneth Keith, Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Professor Antonio Cassese and Professor Steven Ratner.
Keywords: Sir Ninian Stephen a Tribute McCormack Timothy L H
Price: $18.00

Dodkin, Marilyn:  Brothers: Eight Leaders of the Labor Council of New South Wales
Book Number: 48160
University of New South Wales Press October 1, 2001 8vo softcover 320pp very good. A critical examination of the rise to power of eight men who led the Labor Council between 1946 and 2001. It provides a unique insight into the relationship between the Labor Council and the Labor Party and throws new light on the right-wing faction. Brothers is a controversial study of how these eight men maintained the predominance of the Right in the New South Wales labor movement.
Keywords: Brothers Eight Leaders of the Labor Council of New South Wales Dodkin Marilyn
Price: $22.00

Wilkie, Andrew:  Axis of Deceit
Book Number: 53848
Black 2004 8vo softcover 200pp index. very good. How a former intelligence officer became a whistleblower on a collision course with his country's government. On 11 March 2003, Andrew Wilkie resigned from Australia's senior intelligence agency, the Office of National Assessments, in protest over the looming Iraq war. He was the only serving Intelligence Officer from the Coalition of the Willing--the US, UK and Australia--to do so, and his dramatic action was reported throughout the world. In Axis of Deceit, Wilkie offers timely insights into the world of international intelligence and details of his life as a spook, in the lead-up to a controversial and divisive war. Wilkie's pre-war statements have proven remarkably accurate: he was convinced Iraq did not pose a serious enough security threat to justify a war. In particular, he assessed nn* Iraq's military to be weak nn* Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction program to be disjointed and contained nn* no evidence of Iraq's active co-operation with al Quaida Wilkie assesses how the case for war was made in Washington, London and Canberra and explains how the three governments routinely skewed, spun and fabricated the relevant intelligence.
Keywords: stephen colbert wingnut welfare truthiness i can has job mom propaganda bird vomit editor promised cake colbert horrible propagandist Axis of Deceit Wilkie Andrew
Price: $8.00

Pearse, Guy:  High and Dry: John Howard, Climate Change and the Selling of Australia's Future
Book Number: 57021
Viking Penguin, Melbourne, 2007 8vo. softcover. 480pp. index. Very good.
Keywords: John Howard Climate Change australia australian politics environment
Price: $12.00

Reynolds, Margaret:  Living Politics
Book Number: 57100
University of Queeensland Press, 2007. 8vo. softcover. 237pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+.
Keywords: Reynolds Margaret labor party australian politics
Price: $14.00

Benson, Simon:  Betrayal: The Underbelly Of Australian Labor
Book Number: 57679
Pantera Press, Seaforth, 2010. 8vo. hardcover. 297pp. index. Very good, owner's details on fep. / Very good+ d/w.
Keywords: australian labor party politics political history australia
Price: $8.00

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