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
Size: 65.62 MB
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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
Size: 51.71 MB
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Back To The Basics. A true story to help business peole get through the tough times.

Rogue Nation

Author: Royce Kurmelovs
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0733639259
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Rogue Nation. One Nation's popularity seems to increase with each passing day yet the established parties seem to do no more than throw their hands in the air. Somewhere, somehow, sometime, Australia could see its own Donald Trump if it fails to come to grips with Pauline Hanson. Working for Senator Nick Xenophon, Royce Kurmelovs saw how denizens of Canberra were underestimating One Nation; in his own life, though, he knew people who were all in favour of the resurrected party. He wanted to understand why there was such a disconnection between the leaders of the nation and the people who are, increasingly, deciding to not vote for them. This riveting book from the critically acclaimed author of THE DEATH OF HOLDEN also covers controversial figures such as Jacqui Lambie, Clive Palmer and Derryn Hinch, as well as movements such as Reclaim Australia and Putting Boots on the Ground.

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.


Author: Brian I. Brown
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1925086984
Size: 26.44 MB
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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.

Julia 2010

Author: Marian Simms
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921862645
Size: 54.31 MB
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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.

Pie N Mash And Prefabs My 1950s Childhood

Author: Norman Jacobs
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784183571
Size: 69.71 MB
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Pie N Mash And Prefabs My 1950s Childhood. The Blitz had made many families in the East End of London homeless. One solution was to erect prefabs on fields and open spaces to give temporary accommodation to those who had been bombed out. It was in one of these 'modern' boxes that young Norman Jacobs grew up through the 1950s and 1960s. In a lively, detailed and humorous picture of a postwar Hackney childhood, Norman takes us back to an age of rationing, bomb sites, street markets, colourful characters and camaraderie. And in reminiscing about stodgy school food, jumpers for goalposts, Listen with Mother, greyhound racing, pie 'n' mash, holiday camps, and the advent of American-style burger bars, he provides a glimpse into a way of life that has vanished for ever.Set against a backdrop of Rock 'n' Roll, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President Kennedy, funny, poignant and sometimes sad, Norman's is a story full of innocence and happiness that will take you back to the best of times - the days we thought would never end.

Basin Futures

Author: Daniel Connell
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921862254
Size: 74.55 MB
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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.