TALES FROM THE POLITICAL TRENCHES

 

At the 2007 federal election award winning journalist Maxine McKew wrote herself into the political history books by being only the second candidate since Federation to defeat a sitting prime minister in his own seat. Tales from the Political Trenches is the story of McKew’s triumph over John Howard in Bennelong, and of her time as a parliamentary secretary in the tumultuous  Rudd/ Gillard Labor governments. Her insider’s account of how public policy can be subverted by party hucksters is a must read for those interested in how we reclaim our democracy.

 

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