To propose an Australian should be our head of state doesn't seem revolutionary. 'Isn't that already the case?" some may even ask. Flip a coin and you'll have your answer.In This Time, Benjamin T. Jones charts a path to an independent future. He rev... read more

This Time: Australia's Republican Past and Future
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The election of the Whitlam government in 1972 marked a turning point in 20th century Australia. Shaking off the vestiges of two decades of conservative rule, Gough Whitlam brought new ideas, new policies and new people to the task of governing. Bursting with energy and expectation... read more

The Whitlam Legacy
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In 2007, Kevin Rudd became only the third Labor prime minister since the Second World War, after Whitlam and Hawke, to win government from opposition. In doing so he also defeated, and unseated, John Howard, the lo... read more

Not for the Faint-hearted: A Personal Reflection on Life, Politics and Purpose 1957-2007
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Tony Abbott may have been a Rhodes Scholar, but some commentators are convinced that he offered nothing more than three-word slogans. Abbott's Right challenges this perception, and presents Abbott as someone who rejoices in the political battle of ideas. It looks at how the contempo... read more

Abbott's Right
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The Sunday Times BestsellerWe live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestsell... read more

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There
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John Curtin became Australia's Prime Minister eight weeks before Japan launched war in the Pacific. Curtin's struggle for power against Joe Lyons and Bob Menzies, his dramatic use of it when he took office in October 1941, and his determination to be heard in Washington and Lon... read more

John Curtin's War
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'Xanana Gusmo: Strategies for the Future' is a collection of speeches by His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmo, Prime Minister of The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Selected from speeches given over the period 2007-2011, this volume is defined by those relating to the Prime Minister's Strategic De... read more

Xanana Gusmao: Strategies for the Future
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Phillip Adams has been close to governments of various persuasions for over fifty years. Having been a confidant - or a fierce opponent - of many of Australia's most influential figures over that time, he has built up an unparalleled collection of anecdotes about our political and cultural leaders. Ba... read more

Backstage Politics: Fifty Years of Political Memories
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In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the threats and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (even under Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Israeli assault on Gaza and the recent f... read more

Hopes and Prospects
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Machiavelli's words are as timely today as they were when he first wrote them, more than 500 years ago. This book features details of Machiavelli's eventful life, and examines his work in the context of the time he lived in.

Machiavelli's the "Prince": Bold-faced Principles on Tactics, Power, and Politics
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Peter Reith was a senior federal Cabinet minister from 1996 to 2001. He was the face of the Coalition government's tough waterfront reforms, a major contributor to the Fightback! policy, a potential leader of the Liberal Party, the architect of sweeping industrial laws and defence minister during the ... read more

Nophoto
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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 politicians prosecute their wars of mutual annihilation, ... read more

No, Minister
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