Politics 2015

Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott

Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott

Wayne Errington, Peter Van Onselen

Battleground chronicles the paradox of the Abbott prime ministership: steadfast loyalty when pragmatism was required; social values at odds with community attitudes; stubbornness when tactics and strategy were essential. All would...

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The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

Max Blumenthal

Journalist and bestselling author Max Blumenthal reports on Israel's 2014 Operation Protective Edge that razed Gaza.

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The Long Haul: Lessons from Public Life

The Long Haul: Lessons from Public Life

John Brumby

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...

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Machine Rules: A Political Primer

Machine Rules: A Political Primer

Stephen Loosley

Does a powerbroker like Stephen Loosley ever leave the political world? In his tell-all memoir he writes about defending the indefensible, the best way to start and kill off rumours, the value of truth in campaigning, how to use...

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The Money Men: Australias Twelve Most Notable Treasurers

The Money Men: Australias Twelve Most Notable Treasurers

Chris Bowen

Offers the first in-depth look at the most interesting men to have held the office of Treasurer of Australia. Former Treasurer Chris Bowen brings his unique insider perspective to reveal the lessons learned from the successes and...

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My Story

My Story

Julia Gillard

I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.' On Wednesday 23 June 2010, with the...

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Governomics: Can we afford small government?

Governomics: Can we afford small government?

Miriam Lyons, Ian McAuley

Unpacks the economic role of government for people who are fed up with dumbed-down debates on important public issues. Appealing to readers of books such as Zombie Economics or How to Argue with an Economist , Governomics will...

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Joh for PM: The inside story of an extraordinary political drama

Joh for PM: The inside story of an extraordinary political drama

Paul Davey

In 1987, the premier of Queensland, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, launched an audacious bid to enter federal politics. But what really happened behind the scenes? Unfolding like a political thriller, Joh for Canberra: The Inside Story...

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No Small Change: The Road to Recognition for Indigenous Australia

No Small Change: The Road to Recognition for Indigenous Australia

Frank Brennan

What lessons have been learned from the 1967 referendum? In 1967, Australians voted overwhelmingly in favour of altering two aspects of the Constitution that related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Although these...

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The Gillard Project: My Thousand Days of Despair and Hope

The Gillard Project: My Thousand Days of Despair and Hope

Michael Cooney

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Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War

Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War

James Curran

In the early 1970s, two titans of Australian and American politics, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and President Richard Nixon, clashed over the end of the Vietnam war and the shape of a new Asia. A relationship that had endured the...

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The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

David Graeber

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Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism

Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism

Larry Siedentop

Asks us to rethink the evolution of the ideas on which modern societies and government are built, and argues that the core of what is now our system of beliefs emerged much earlier than we think.

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Flashpoints: the emerging crisis in Europe

Flashpoints: the emerging crisis in Europe

George Friedman

The Emerging Crisis in Europe. Analysing the fault lines that have led to two world wars and dozens more conflicts, Friedman walks us through the flashpoints in Europe that are still smouldering beneath the surface and are on...

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Blueprint for Revolution: How to use rice pudding, lego men, and other non-violent techniques to galvanise communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world

Blueprint for Revolution: How to use rice pudding, lego men, and other non-violent techniques to galvanise communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world

Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller

Outlines the author's philosophy for implementing peaceful world change and provides a model for activists everywhere through stories of his own experience toppling dictatorships (peacefully) and of smaller examples of social...

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The Australian Moment: How we were made for these times

The Australian Moment: How we were made for these times

George Megalogenis

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 Read reviewEverything You Need To Know About the Referendum To Recognise Indigenous Australians

Everything You Need To Know About the Referendum To Recognise Indigenous Australians

Megan Davis, George Williams

The definitive, clear-cut guide to the vote on recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution. This book explains everything Australians need to know about the proposal to recognise Indigenous...

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