Windsor S Way Updated Edition

Author: Tony Windsor
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 052287049X
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Windsor S Way Updated Edition. After three years in retirement, Tony Windsor refuses to stand by and watch regional Australia relegated being taken for granted. In the forthcoming election he will go head to head with the leader of the National Party, Barnaby Joyce in the seat of New England. Windsor's Way reveals Tony's courageous political path—as a young branch member he moved a no-confidence motion against the National Party leader. He conducted a rigorous 17-day assessment period of Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard's promises following the indecisive 2010 election and then seized the opportunities of the subsequent hung parliament. By staying true to his values and beliefs in difficult and challenging times, Tony Windsor has become an emblem of integrity and decency in Australian politics.

Tony Windsor

Author: Ruth Rae
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743319258
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Tony Windsor. Tony Windsor is one of Australia's most popular former politicians. The straight-talking former independent was crucial in gaining benefits for regional Australians in both State and Federal politics. As one of the independents who held the balance of power in the Labor Party minority government from 2010 to 2013 he was at the forefront of Federal politics. He had a similar balance of power role in NSW politics after the 1991 election of Nick Greiner...'Tony Windsor: The biography' (authorised by Windsor), details both his personal and political life. While the book will emphasise Tony's two specific periods in the political spotlight in State and Federal politics - it will also provide insight into a man who was simultaneously respected and reviled by sections of the Australian public...Drawing on interviews with Tony, his wife, three children and other relatives, the book will cover Tony's personal life including the death of his father when Tony was eight, his education, marriage and three children. Based on extensive research and interviews with a broad range of politicians, both friend and foe, it also details Tony's significant political achievements.

Back To The Basics

Author: Johnny Janosik
ISBN: 9781886068094
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Back To The Basics. A true story to help business peole get through the tough times.

Julia 2010

Author: Marian Simms
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921862645
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Julia 2010. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of one of Australia's most historic elections, which produced a hung parliament and a carefully crafted minority government that remains a heartbeat away from collapse, as well as Australia's first elected woman Prime Minister and the Australian Greens' first lower house Member of Parliament. The volume considers the key contextual and possibly determining factors, such as: the role of leadership and ideology in the campaign; the importance of state and regional factors (was there evidence of the two or three speed economy at work?); and the role of policy areas and issues, including the environment, immigration, religion, gender and industrial relations. Contributors utilise a wide range of sources and approaches to provide comprehensive insights into the campaign. This volume notably includes the perspectives of the major political groupings, the ALP, the Coalition and the Greens; and the data from the Australian Election Survey. Finally we conclude with a detailed analysis of those 17 days that it took to construct a minority party government.

Quarterly Essay 42 Fair Share

Author: Judith Brett
ISBN: 1458798615
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Quarterly Essay 42 Fair Share. 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 years after white settlement began, city Australia needed the country: to feed it, to earn its export income, to fill the empty land, to provide it with distinctive images of the nation being built in the great south land. But Australia no longer rides on the sheep's back, and since the 1980s, when ''economic rationalism'' became the new creed, the country has felt abandoned, its contribution to the nation dismissed, its historic purpose forgotten. In Fair Share, Judith Brett argues that our federation was built on the idea of a big country and a fair share, no matter where one lived. We also looked to the bush for our legends and we still look to it for our food. These are not things we can just abandon. In late 2010, with the country independents deciding who would form federal government, it seemed that rural and regional Australia's time had come again. But, as Murray - Darling water reform shows, the politics of dependence are complicated. The question remains: what will be the fate of the country in an era of user - pays, water cutbacks, climate change, droughts and flooding rains? What are the prospects for a new compact between country and city in Australia in the twenty - first century? ''Once the problems of the country were problems for the country as a whole. But then government stepped back … The problems of the country were seen as unfortunate for those affected but not likely to have much impact on the rest of Australia. The agents of neoliberalism cut the country loose from the city and left it to fend for itself.'' - Judith Brett, Fair Share.

I Think My Dad Was Born In A Barn My Father S Memories Of Everyone S Childhood

Author: Tony E. Windsor
ISBN: 9780615732053
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I Think My Dad Was Born In A Barn My Father S Memories Of Everyone S Childhood . "You see, with Dad there was very little warning, if any at all. As I have said countless times before, while Dad was serving in Korea, he must have also trained as a Ninja warrior. He could take his belt off, whoop us and have his belt back on and buckled before we had a chance to cry. Just scant seconds before Dad pounced on me like a bobcat on a mule carcass; I threw up the white flag. At that moment I would have been willing to get up from the table and walk the seven miles to the barber. Without striking a single blow Dad made his point and got his desired results. Now, that is talent." A compilation of witty short stories written by Tony Windsor as they appear in his weekly newspaper column. Tony's son, Aaron Windsor, decided to pull together over 90 of his father's columns and develop this book. In what might be considered "Wonder Years" meets "The Waltons," Tony has chronicled moments in his life that everyone can identify with and feel an intricate part of. More than a "walk down memory lane," this book will transport people of any age back to a time in their own lives that will be sure to result in a smile, giggle, or out and out laughter. Each story stands on its own and provides short, but extremely detailed accounts of events that are sometimes hilarious, sometimes sobering, but always extraordinarily entertaining. Read it to yourself, read it out loud, just read it and enjoy!


Author: Brian I. Brown
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1925086984
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Conundrums. This book is a compendium of commentaries on twelve contentious topics that intersect in a perplexing social matrix. These are complex issues that impact directly on the lives of all Australians in the 21st century. Each essay attempts to unravel the complex array of those interactions into a common-sense blueprint of their interactive nature and their inevitable influence on every citizen. This book is a compendium of twelve essays that offer perspicacious commentary on controversial social issues that, superficially, appear to be disparate but which actually interact in a complex matrix, a perplexing array of intersecting dynamics that act intimately on one another. These are complex, interactive topics that impact directly and inexorably on the lives of all Australians. Each of these essays strives to unravel those complexities and offer a common-sense (albeit possibly contentious) blueprint of their interactive nature and their inevitable influence on all Australian citizens of the Blue Planet in the 21st century.

Minority Policy

Author: Brenton Prosser
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522867634
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Minority Policy. Topical and up to the minute, Minority Policy: Rethinking governance when parliament matters explores the influence of marginal parliamentarians both within the major parties and on the cross benches in the formations of contemporary public policy. Despite Australia having minority government in some form for almost three decades, in theoretical and popular terms it seems that this nation has not yet come to terms with minority as the new norm. Further, prominent policy cycle theory overlooks the subtle but significant influence of marginal parliamentarians on public policy. This book argues that these influences not only have important implications for the outcomes of public policy, but also the work of policy scholars, departmental policy makers and policy advocates. Drawing on the experiences of two former policy advisers who have worked at the coalface of policy-making, as well as on examples from the last two parliaments, Minority Policy takes the discussion up to and beyond the introduction of the new Senate in July 2014 to take in the significant impact of this much more complex Upper House.

Basin Futures

Author: Daniel Connell
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921862254
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Basin Futures. This unique book brings together 27 chapters from some of the world's leading practitioners and experts on environmental water, communities, law, economics and governance. Its goal is to understand the many dimensions of water in the Murray-Darling Basin and provide guidance about how to implement a water management plan that addresses the needs of communities, the economy and the environment. The comprehensiveness of topics covered, the expertise of its authors, and the absolute need to take a multidisciplinary approach to resolving the "wicked problem" of governing our scarce water resource makes this volume a must read for all who care about Australian communities and the environment.

Quarterly Essay 56 Clivosaurus

Author: Guy Rundle
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1922231916
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Quarterly Essay 56 Clivosaurus. Who is Clive Palmer, and what does his ascent say about Australia's creaking political system? In Clivosaurus, Guy Rundle observes Palmer close up, examining his rise to prominence, his beliefs, his deals and his politics - not to mention his poetry. Rundle shows that neither the government nor the media have been able to take Palmer's measure. Convinced they face a self-interested clown, they have failed to recognise both his tactical flexibility and the consistency of his centre-right politics. This is a story about the Gold Coast, money in politics, Canberra's detached political caste and the meaning of Palmer's motley crew. Above all, it is a brilliantly entertaining portrait of "the man at the centre of a perfect storm for Australian democracy, a captain steering his vessel artfully in the whirlpool." In the first half of the year we saw Tony Abbott treated with deference to his values and beliefs, as his chaotic and lying government slid from one side of the ring to the other, while Clive Palmer, ploughing a steady course on a range of key issues, was treated as the inconstant one. No wonder no one could tell what he was going to do next - they weren't even bothering to look at where he had come from. --Guy Rundle, Clivosaurus Guy Rundle is the author of the Quarterly Essay The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of Reaction. He as a co-founding editor of Arena, a magazine of political and social comment. Formerly a theatre critic for the Age, he has written and produced a number of TV programs and stage shows, and contributes regularly to the Age, the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald and Spiked, and is currently Crikey's global correspondent-at-large.