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America has no labour party. Why? Many have tried to explain: racism, the early achievement of manhood suffrage, and political structures such as federalism and the roles of the president and the courts have all been cited as the cause of this unusual characteristic of...
Wayne Swan Postcode: The Splintering of a Nation North Melbourne, Pluto Press Australia, 2005 (180 pp). ISBN 1-86403-360-6 (paperback) RRP $26.95.
Craig Emerson Vital Signs, Vibrant Society: Securing Australia’s Economic and Social Wellbeing Sydney, University of New South Wales Press, 2006 (233...
The next few years will reveal whether Mark Latham truly deserves to be Australia's prime minister. In the meantime, writes Frank Bongiorno, four biographies of the Opposition leader help us assess his achievements and prospects for ourselves--once we get past the hagiography and propaganda.
'Settler economies'—Australia is one—had their golden age during the century between the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815 and the beginning of the First World War in 1914. Thereafter, they have had to adapt to less propitious circumstances; notably, the Depression of the 1930s,...
This is a review of Norman Haire and the Study of Sex by Diana Wyndham. Norman Haire was a eugenicist, some of whose books were burned by the Nazis, a campaigner for contraception on compassionate grounds, a man made rich by transplantation of testicular tissue...