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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

The Autobiography

Author: Johnnie Walker
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141900644
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The Autobiography. Johnnie Walker is an inspiration. One of the best-known and most beloved broadcasters in Britain, the charismatic BBC Radio 2 DJ has achieved legendary status with a hugely loyal following thanks to his tireless pioneering of new music, his warm and passionate personality and his soothing voice. Having thrown away the rule book as a teenager, Johnnie has always made decisions from the heart. As a result, he has had a brilliantly colourful life, with more ups and downs than a rollercoaster ride. He made his name in the 1960s when he and Radio Caroline, where his night-time show was essential listening for 86% of radio listeners, continued broadcasting in defiance of Government legislation. In 1976 he walked out of Radio 1 because of his outspoken views and his insistence on playing album tracks. He made front page news when he described the Bay City Rollers as 'musical garbage' and when he was caught snorting cocaine. In his memoir, he reveals all about his time with Radio Caroline, his drug addiction, his fight against cancer and his spiritual awakening. Honest, passionate and humorous, his autobiography will provide inspiring and entertaining listening to his million of fans.