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 Read reviewFrom Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting
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From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting

Judith Brett

Lively and inspiring, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage is a landmark account of the character of Australian democracy by the celebrated historian Judith Brett, the prize-winning biographer of Alfred Deakin.  

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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin
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The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

Judith Brett

Alfred Deakin-scholar, spiritualist, prime minister-was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In the first biography of Deakin in more than half a century, the acclaimed political historian Judith Brett deftly weaves together...

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Exit Right: The Unravelling of John Howard: Quarterly Essay28
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Exit Right: The Unravelling of John Howard: Quarterly Essay28

Judith Brett

In Exit Right , Judith Brett explains why the tide turned on John Howard. This is an essay about leadership, in particular Howard's style of strong leadership which led him to dominate his party with such ultimately catastrophic...

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Relaxed & Comfortable: The Liberal Party's Australia: Quarterly Essay 19
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Relaxed & Comfortable: The Liberal Party’s Australia: Quarterly Essay 19

Judith Brett

Australians are relaxed and comfortable with the Liberal Party. What is the party doing right? What is its core appeal to Australian voters? Has John Howard made a dramatic break with the past, or is he simply our robert Menzies?

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Fair Share: Country And City In Australia: Quarterly Essay 42
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Fair Share: Country And City In Australia: Quarterly Essay 42

Judith Brett

The Australian Settlement, as formulated by Paul Kelly, had a sixth pillar: a settlement between the city and the country in which the state compensated people living in the country for the costs of remoteness and sparse...

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Ordinary People's Politics: Australians Talk About Life, Politics and the Future of Their Country
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Ordinary People’s Politics: Australians Talk About Life, Politics and the Future of Their Country

Judith Brett, Anthony Moran

This book, the result of many years of research and interviews, reveals for the first time what ordinary Australians think about politics and politicians, and what they consider are the key issues facing Australia today.

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Political Lives
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Political Lives

Judith Brett

A fascinating insight into the lives of the people we choose to lead us, this collection contains eight essays covering figures such as Menzies, Whitlam, Faser and Calwell.

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Robert Menzies' Forgotten People
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Robert Menzies' Forgotten People

Judith Brett

In 1941, RG Menzies delivered to war-time Australia what was to be his richest, most creative speech, and one of his most influential. Taking us deep into both the man and the culture Menzie represented and well beyond the...

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Quarterly Essay 42 Fair Share: Country and City in Australia
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Quarterly Essay 42 Fair Share: Country and City in Australia

Judith Brett

Once the country believed itself to be the true face of Australia: sunburnt men and capable women raising crops and children, enduring isolation and a fickle environment, carrying the nation on their sturdy backs. For almost 200...

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Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class: From Alfred Deakin to John Howard
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Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class: From Alfred Deakin to John Howard

Judith Brett (La Trobe University, Victoria)

Provides a history of the Australian liberal tradition and the Liberal Party of Australia.

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