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Getting the Blues

The Future of Australian Labor

Nick Dyrenfurth



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Connor Court
01 October 2019
Getting the Blues is an unsparing take on what many are calling Labor's unlosable election and presents a bold, passionate blueprint for renewal. Nick Dyrenfurth takes stock of the turbulent last decade of Australian politics and identifies what is really roiling our polity – economic insecurity, seismic cultural change and a shattering of faith in our democratic institutions. In Dyrenfurth's candid account of the Rudd-Gillard years, the Shorten-era and 2019 federal election, Getting the Blues provides answers to the big questions confronting modern Labor: is it fundamentally broken? Or does the 128-year-old party have the willingness to change and renew itself?
About the author
Nick Dyrenfurth is the Executive Director of the John Curtin Research Centre. A former academic, Labor speechwriter and advisor, Nick is the author or editor of seven previous books, including A Little History of the Australian Labor Party (2011, with Frank Bongiorno), Mateship: A Very Australian History (2015) and 'A powerful influence on Australian affairs': A new history of the AWU (2017). He is also a leading commentator, having written for The Age, The Saturday Paper, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Daily Telegraph, and The Monthly.
By:   Nick Dyrenfurth
Imprint:   Connor Court
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   277g
ISBN:   9781925826678
ISBN 10:   1925826678
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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