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: 1743436122
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Tony Windsor. A fascinating insight into one of Australia's most powerful and effective political figures. Tony Windsor's understanding of the issues facing his rural and regional constituency motivated him to become a representative for those who love the land, from farmers to environmentalists, from rich to poor. Though the former National Party member's decision to support a minority Labor government created a firestorm of abuse, he managed to maintain his focus on the big picture, gaining considerable benefits for his regional electorate. As Don Watson wrote of him, 'Your constituents looked at a hung parliament with a Labor prime minister and could see only misery. But you, sir, saw opportunity.' This authorised biography of the straight-talking independent from Werris Creek lays bare the personal story behind the politician. From the death of his father when Tony was a child to the fortitude of his widowed mother in retaining the family farm and later the support of his wife, Lyn, and the love of his three children, it shows how his personal values and empathy were central to his ability to give a voice to rural and regional Australians.

Back To The Basics

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

Quarterly Essay 42 Fair Share

Author: Judith Brett
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
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.

Conundrums

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.

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.

When Death Comes Knocking

Author: B. Kaye Robinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615462714
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When Death Comes Knocking. In September 1995, Brenda Kaye Robinson was a single mother living an ordinary life in rural Sussex County, Delaware. Then one night she awoke to a nightmare of unspeakable horror. The savagery that took place inside her home as her 11-year-old son lay sleeping in a nearby room, changed her life forever. "When Death Comes Knocking" chronicles Robinson's journey of faith as she struggles to deal with both the physical and emotional trauma of the vicious attack, and a decade-long search for justice. The twists and turns this case takes are a testament to the significance of forensic science. "When Death Comes Knocking" is a glimpse into the sadistic, mind-numbing and unpredictable side of justice. Kaye Robinson's story has been featured on "Forensic Files (tm)" in an episode titled "Smiley Face." In his Forward for this book, Forensic Files (tm) creator and producer, Paul Dowling, says, "Our episode about Brenda Kaye Robinson's case is one of the best we've ever produced. Why? Because her story challenges many of our long held beliefs about crime scene investigations and our criminal justice system."

Abbott S Gambit

Author: Carol Johnson
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 1925022099
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Abbott S Gambit. This book provides a truly comprehensive analysis of the 2013 federal election in Australia, which brought the conservative Abbott government to power, consigned the fractious Labor Party to the Opposition benches and ended the ‘hung parliament’ experiment of 2010–13 in which the Greens and three independents lent their support to form a minority Labor government. It charts the dynamics of this significant election and the twists and turns of the campaign itself against a backdrop of a very tumultuous period in Australian politics. Like the earlier federal election of 2010, the election of 2013 was an exercise in bipolar adversarial politics and was bitterly fought by the main protagonists. It was also characterised (again) by leadership changes on Labor’s side as well as the entry of new political parties anxious to deny the major parties a clear mandate. Moreover, the 2013 election continued the trend whereby an increasing proportion of the electorate has chosen not to vote for one of the main two political parties. While the 2013 election delivered a clear victory to the Coalition in the Lower House, it simultaneously produced a much more mixed outcome in the Senate, where the Greens managed to record their largest ever representation and a new party, the Palmer United Party, initially secured three Senate positions at its first attempt (together with the election of Clive Palmer to a Queensland seat in the House of Representatives). With minor and micro parties also winning Senate seats amounting to a total of 18 Senators on the cross-benches, the Abbott government’s ability to govern and pass legislation was placed in some doubt. The 2013 election result suggested that far from ending the preceding tumultuous period of Australian politics, it merely served to prolong this era indefinitely. The 2013 campaign was one of the longest on record, arguably commencing when the besieged Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the date for the election in late January 2013 – then over seven months away. This unconventional tactic overshadowed the election from that date onwards – providing a definite timeline for Labor infighting, influencing the largely negative tactics of the Opposition, and encouraging new parties to proliferate to contest the election. This volume traces these formative influences on the campaign dynamics and explains the electoral outcome that occurred (including the 2014 re-election for the Western Australian Senate seats ordered by the High Court). Abbott’s Gambit includes insightful contributions from academic experts, campaign directors and electoral watchers, political advisers and professional psephologists. Contributors utilise a wide range of sources and approaches, including the Australian Election Survey, to provide a detailed analysis of this important federal election.

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.