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  • Australia's Human Rights Scrutiny Regime by Adam Fletcher
    Australia's Human Rights Scrutiny Regime (English, Hardback) Adam Fletcher

    In 2010 the Australian Government decided that it would not propose a Human Rights Act, despite the relevant recommendation of the 2008-09 National Human Rights Consultation. Instead, it introduced a Human Rights Framework comprising several measures to enhance human rights protection, including the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011. The scrutiny regime under that Act was designed to...

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  • En Route by Juliana Engberg
    En Route (English, Paperback) Juliana Engberg

    An ode to wandering through time and place, meeting personalities with no fixed addresses. Assisted by her GPS or by more traditional map-reading means, Juliana Engberg takes you along on her adventures. Who knows where you will end up? You could bump into Greta Garbo, Casanova, Virgin Mary, or even the Dog on the Tuckerbox.

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  • Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany by Edmee Cudmore
    Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany (English, Paperback) Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

    William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William Shakespeare referred to in his plays and poems. Each entry is accompanied by Basilius Besler's groundbreaking illustrations and delicate watercolours by Jacques le Morgues.

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  • Federation Fathers by L.F. Crisp
    Federation Fathers (English, Paperback) L.F. Crisp

    A valuable study of political leadership during the Federation period in Australia, examining the contribution of seven figures whose role in the struggle for Federation has not so far received the attention it deserves.

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  • League of Nations by Joy Damousi
    League of Nations (English, Paperback) Joy Damousi

    Offers new perspectives on the history, legacies and impact of the League of Nations. The essays in this collection demonstrate how diverse topics from film, education, colonial rule in the Pacific islands, national economic analyses, disarmament, and refugees as well as international relations, and national sovereignty, all led to Geneva.

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  • Women Leading by Christine Nixon
    Women Leading (English, Paperback) Christine Nixon, Amanda Sinclair

    Smashes tired prescriptions that women should lead like men, highlighting a long history of innovative female leadership. Christine Nixon and Amanda Sinclair draw on their own and thousands of others' experiences to argue it is women who provide new inspiration for change towards inventive, inclusive and productive organisations and communities.

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  • On Sleep by Fleur Anderson
    On Sleep (English, Paperback) Fleur Anderson

    Explores the story of our love-hate relationship with slumber. Part-time insomniac Fleur Anderson ponders the big questions: Why can't I sleep? Do politicians and other high-fliers ever admit they too are exhausted? Do they get enough sleep to make sensible decisions? Where is society heading, and why did I have that glass of cab sav?

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  • On Indignation by Don Watson
    On Indignation (English, Paperback) Don Watson

    Don Watson takes us on a journey of indignation and how it has been expressed in his forebears. His ire towards US politicians has a new moving target: Donald Trump. The US President's primary pitch had less to do with giving people money or security than it was about vengeance. Trump exploited the anger we feel when we are slighted or taken for granted.

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  • On Rage by Germaine Greer
    On Rage (English, Paperback) Germaine Greer

    This is Germaine Greer's powerful essay about Aboriginal dispossession. With characteristic acuity and passion Greer looks to the causes of rage and its consequences in Aboriginal men.

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  • Whitlam's Children? by Shaun Crowe
    Whitlam's Children? (English, Paperback) Shaun Crowe

    Offers the first systematic study of the Labor and Greens relationship in Australia, examining its history, experience in government, and prospects for the future. Based on over forty interviews with party figures - including leaders and senior ministers - the book asks a number of pressing questions about the relationship.

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  • Blood, Bones and Spirit by Heather McDonald
    Blood, Bones and Spirit (English, Paperback) Heather McDonald

    Examines Aboriginal people's experiences of colonialism and post-colonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. This work analyzes how Aboriginal people have appropriated Biblical stories of land inheritance, expansion and loss in order to make sense of their own dispossession.

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  • Into the Heart of Tasmania by Rebe Taylor
    Into the Heart of Tasmania (English, Paperback) Rebe Taylor

    Tells a story of discovery and realisation. One man's ambition to rewrite the history of human culture inspires an exploration of the controversy stirred by Tasmanian Aboriginal history. It brings to life how Australian and British national identities have been fashioned by shame and triumph over the supposed destruction of an entire race.

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  • Phallic Panic by Barbara Creed
    Phallic Panic (Paperback) Barbara Creed

    The horror film has always been populated by male monsters, many of which do carry out monstrous acts of violation, rape and castration. The horror film is also filled with male monsters who grow fur, change shape, bleed and give birth. What is it that defines male monstrosity? How does the male monster differ from the female monster?

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  • Ray Parkin's Wartime Trilogy by Ray Parkin
    Ray Parkin's Wartime Trilogy (English, Paperback) Ray Parkin

    A classic wartime trilogy originally published in the 1960s, this book is the author's account of his service on HMAS Perth, his account of life as a POW in Burma and coal mining in Nagasaki before the atom bomb freed them.

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  • Made by Humans by Ellen Broad
    Made by Humans (English, Paperback) Ellen Broad

    AI can be all too human: quick to judge, capable of error, vulnerable to bias. It's made by humans after all. Made by Humans explores our role in automation and the responsibilities we must take on. Roaming from Australia to the UK and the US, this is a personal, thought-provoking examination of humans as data and humans as the designers of systems that try to understand us.

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  • Whitlam's Children? by Shaun Crowe
    Whitlam's Children? (English, Hardback) Shaun Crowe

    Offers the first systematic study of the Labor and Greens relationship in Australia, examining its history, experience in government, and prospects for the future. Based on over forty interviews with party figures - including leaders and senior ministers - the book asks a number of pressing questions about the relationship.

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  • Australia's Human Rights Scrutiny Regime by Adam Fletcher
    Australia's Human Rights Scrutiny Regime (English, Paperback) Adam Fletcher

    In 2010 the Australian Government decided that it would not propose a Human Rights Act, despite the relevant recommendation of the 2008-09 National Human Rights Consultation. Instead, it introduced a Human Rights Framework comprising several measures to enhance human rights protection, including the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011. The scrutiny regime under that Act was designed to...

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  • Gangland by James Morton
    Gangland (English, Paperback) James Morton, Susanna Lobez $36.07
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  • The Navy and the Nation by Tim Barrett
    The Navy and the Nation (Paperback) Tim Barrett

    How does the Royal Australian Navy best prepare for the future? Vice Admiral Tim Barrett forcefully argues the answer is by reimagining the way the Navy views itself, especially its domestic and international relationships. In The Navy and the Nation Vice Admiral Barrett outlines the extensive opportunities for the service and Australia if the Navy is embraced as a national enterprise.

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  • League of Nations by Joy Damousi
    League of Nations (English, Hardback) Joy Damousi $81.48
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