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The definitive biography of Australia's 21st prime minister, Gough Whitlam, who swept to power in 1972, ending 23 years of conservative rule. His reform agenda modernized Australia... Read more
The definitive biography of Australia's 21st prime minister, Gough Whitlam, who swept to power in 1972, ending 23 years of conservative rule. His reform agenda modernized Australia and was ended with dismissal by the Governor-General three years later. Here for the first time in a two-volume box set, acclaimed author Jenny Hocking reveals the full story of the man who transformed the nation and the powers that brought him down.
Jenny Hocking is Research Professor and ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) Fellow at the National Centre for Australian Studies. She is the author of the major political biographies Lionel Murphy: A Political Biography, shortlisted in the South Australian Festival Awards for Literature: National Non-Fiction Awards, and Frank Hardy: Politics, Literature, Life, shortlisted in the NSW Premier's History Awards. Jenny has also written extensively on counter-terrorism and democracy, most recently in Terror Laws: ASIO, Counter-terrorism and the Threat to Democracy. Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History was short-listed in several national literary awards including the Margarey Medal for Biography, The Age Book of the Year and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Gough Whitlam: His Time was short-listed in several national literary awards including the National Biography Award, the Queensland Literary Awards, and the Australian History Prize in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
Jenny Hocking's political biography of barrister, politician and High Court judge Lionel Murphy created a sensation when it was first published in 1997. Now available in paperback, this new version includes an epilogue in which Hocking reassesses Murphy's place in the recent political and legal landscape.
This is a biography of Australia's most eminent judge, Sir Owen Dixon (1886-1972). It integrates both the private and professional figure, and examines what was happening at the heights of politics and law in Australia across much of the 20th century.
The changes we have made will remain-like all great Labor legislation-permanent landmarks in our history.--Gough Whitlam ***The Whitlam government propelled Australia out of the presumptions and certainties of twenty-three years of conservative government, changing it irrevocably. It passed a record number of bills into law and became the most successful reformist government in Australia's...
Presents the definitive story of the most divisive episode in Australia's history - the dismissal of Gough Whitlam's government. In her biography of Gough Whitlam, Jenny Hocking revealed the secret story of the planning, the people and the collusion behind the removal of Whitlam. Now she brings together this hidden history to write a political thriller: the story you were never meant to know.
Gough Whitlam, Australia's 21st prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending 23 years of conservative rule. In barely three years, Whitlam's dramatic reform agenda would transform Australia. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, never accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General, an outcome that polarized debate and left many believing the full story...
The definitive biography of Australia's twenty-first prime minister, Gough Whitlam, who swept to power in 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. Here for the first time in a two-volume box set, acclaimed author Professor Jenny Hocking reveals the full story of the man who transformed Australia, and the powers that brought him down.
The underlying concern of this book is the issue of balancing the needs for national security with individual rights and freedoms. Hocking argues that current security legislation compromises the separation of powers and individual legal and political rights.
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