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The Whitlam Legacy free pdf 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, the Labor government led a reform revolution in many areas, from education and health to the environment and foreign policy. But alongside the great achievements were great failures and, ultimately, great tragedy when the government was dismissed. For the first time, Gough Whitlam, ministers, advisers, public servants, party and union insiders provide a unique account of this turbulent period in Australian politics. They reveal what worked and what didn't, and shed light on the personalities driving the engines of change. The candid views of insiders are balanced with analysis from journalists and academics. The book also includes new research and previously unpublished photos and archival documents. The Whitlam Legacy provides the definitive account of the government that changed Australia forever.

About Troy Bramston

Troy Bramston is a columnist with The Australian newspaper and a contributor to Sky News. He has worked as a policy and political adviser in government, opposition and the private sector. He is a former principal speechwriter for Kevin Rudd and an adviser to the Rudd government. Troy is the author of Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor's Challenges (Scribe, 2011). Widely praised, The Courier-Mail said, a "Troy Bramstona (TM)s book is a stand-out. His elegant prose and bold criticisms make it hard to put downa (TM). He is co-editor of The Hawke Government: A Critical Retrospective (Pluto Press, 2003), editor of The Wran Era (The Federation Press, 2006) and editor of For the True Believers: Great Labor Speeches That Shaped History (The Federation Press, 2012) which was described by The Australian as a "a compulsory reference for anyone interested in Australian politicsa (TM). Troy lives in Sydney with his partner, Nicky, and two children, Madison and Angus. He is currently writing a book about Paul Keating.

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Author : Troy Bramston
Publisher : Federation Press
Data Published : 25 November 2013
ISBN : 1862879036
EAN : 9781862879034
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 544 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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