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Sunderstood event in these years the rise of Tony Abbott and the reason for his success It was Abbott’s performance that denied Rudd and Gillard the chance to recover Labor misjudged Abbott and paid the price Kelly writes with a keen eye and fearless determination His central theme is that Australian politics has entered a crisis of the system that unless corrected will diminish the lives of all Australians. Kelly s book succeeds in putting the complex events of 2007 to 2013 into a chronology while his access to key figures of the period is a major strength His account is let down by occasional resort to reductive binary representations of issues and some argumentative overreach Identity event in these years the rise of Tony Abbott and the reason for his success It was Abbott’s performance that denied Rudd and Gillard the chance to recover Labor misjudged Abbott and paid the price Kelly writes with a keen Cenote eye and fearless determination His central theme is that Australian politics has Sottomissione entered a crisis of the system that unless corrected will diminish the lives of all Australians. Kelly s book succeeds in putting the complex

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Triumph and Demise

Lity under the pressures of politics and policy Veteran journalist Paul Kelly probes the dynamics of the Rudd–Gillard partnership and dissects what tore them apart He tells the full story of Julia Gillard’s tragedy as our first female prime minister her character Rudd’s destabilisation the carbon tax saga and how Gillard was finally pulled down on the eve of the 2013 election Kelly documents the most mi. Paul Kelly manages a reasonably even handed account of the chaos and the commitment at the heart of the previous government I thought the narrative was repetitive and there was sometimes a jump back and forth in the seuence of events But in the end these faults somehow seemed to emphasise the craziness of the times being describedI had forgotten how very bizarre things were less than two years agothe non challenge Bob Carr s resurrection Gillard s revival of the abortion debate Rudd s pledges the second removal of a PM Rudd s late career conversion to off shore processing and the ban on boat arrivals ever gaining access to Australia This last innovation had somehow migrated in my thinking to being one of Tony Abbott s ideas ah memoryFor all the outrage over the unfairness of the r

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Drawing on than sixty on the record interviews with all the major players Triumph and Demise is full of remarkable disclosures It is the inside account of the hopes achievements and bitter failures of the Labor Government from 2007 to 2013 Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard came together to defeat John Howard formed a brilliant partnership and raised the hopes of the nation Yet they fell into tension and then hosti. Kelly s book is not a patch on his classic The End of Certainty but he does recognise an unresolved and worsening crisis of Australian politics as underlying the problems of the political class His insights into the internal political logic of the Coalition and how that led to the improbable elevation of Tony Abbott as leader are very revealing and put the issue of climate change in a understandable context a political one rather than something to do with policyThe ALP s problems are less well delineated although he doesn t fall into the pro Gillard narrative that the 2010 leadership coup was unavoidable He doesn t grasp how Rudd s ability to position himself as above the union ALP nexus was such a plus and he cannot really explain why the machine took back its party He probably


10 thoughts on “Triumph and Demise

  1. says:

    Could have done without the author's personal opinions being shown through the running commentary Overall a very comprehensive retelling of the Rudd Gillard Rudd government and the political landscape both before and after this rei

  2. says:

    Kelly's book is not a patch on his classic The End of Certainty but he does recognise an unresolved and worseni

  3. says:

    chronicle of australia's federal governments during the rudd gillard rudd years 2007 13 a competent but incomplete political history of the period omits gillard's office trying to stage a race riot on australia day kelly interviews many of the important figures involved in government civil service advocacy groups those

  4. says:

    I'm deeply torn by this book It's actually somewhat even handed as journalism excepting the author's rather disturbing delusion that The Australian is an objective newspaper although mostly tossed off as afterthoughts presumably because than

  5. says:

    I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review Drawing on than sixty on the record interviews w

  6. says:

    Paul Kelly manages a reasonably even handed account of the chaos and the commitment at the heart of the previous government I thought the narrative was repetitive and there was sometimes a jump back and forth in t

  7. says:

    Kelly's book succeeds in putting the complex events of 2007 to 2013 into a chronology while his access to key figures of the period is a major strength His account is let down by occasional resort to reductive binary representations of issues and some argumentative overreach

  8. says:

    An insightful analysis of politics over the past 7 years and the challenges currently facing Australia

  9. says:

    Insightful and thorough but not much here that will surprise if you followed this saga through the media More of a reference text

  10. says:

    Informative and interesting Well written and very readable

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