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Relaxed & comfortable : the Liberal Party's Australia / Judith Brett. (2005)

Authors: Brett, Judith, 1949-, Bell, Gail, 1950-. Worried well., Hirst, John, 1942-. Kangaroo court.
Publisher:Melbourne : Black Inc.,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 59 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 59 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Also Titled:
  • The worried well: the depression epidemic and the medicalisation of our sorrows
  • Relaxed and comfortable, the Liberal Party's Australia.
Author:
  • Brett, Judith, 1949-
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • online resource
Physical Description:
  • iv, 124 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1 online resource (iv, 124 pages)
Series:
  • Quarterly essay, 1832-0953 ; QE19 2005
  • Quarterly essay, 1832-0953 ; QE19 2005
  • Quarterly essay ; issue 19
  • Quarterly essay ; issue 19
  • Quarterly essay ; QE19 2005.
  • Quarterly essay ; QE19 2005.
  • Quarterly essay ; issue 19.
  • Quarterly essay ; issue 19.
Summary:
  • "What is the Liberal Party's core appeal to Australian voters? Has John Howard made a dramatic break with the past, or has he ingeniously modernised the strategies of his party's founder, Sir Robert Menzies? For Judith Brett, the government of John Howard has done what successful Liberal governments have always done: it has made its stand firmly at the centre and presented itself as the true guardian of the national interest. In doing this, John Howard has taken over the national traditions of the Australian Legend that Labor once considered its own. Brett offers a lucid short history of the Liberals as well as an original account of the Prime Minsiter, arguing that, above all, he is a man obsessed with the fight against Labor. She explores both his inventiveness in practising the politics of unity and his great ruthlessness in practising the politics of division. She incorporates fascinating interview material with Liberal voters, shedding light on some of the different ways in which the Liberals appeal as the natural party of government. Full of provocative ideas, "Relaxed and Comfortable" will change the way Australians see the last decade of national politics."
  • What is the Liberal Party's core appeal to Australian voters? Has John Howard made a dramatic break with the past, or has he ingeniously modernised the strategies of his party's founder, Sir Robert Menzies? For Judith Brett, the governmeant of John Howard has done what successful Liberal governments have always done: it has made its stand firmly at the centre and presented itself as the true guardian of the national interest. In doing this, John Howard has taken over the national traditions of the Australian Legend that Labor once considered its own. Brett offers a lucid short history of the L.
Contents:
  • Includes Correspondence /​ Guy Rundle, Gordon Parker, Elizabeth Wilson, David Webb, Gail Bell, Moira Rayner, Bruxe Hawthorne, Lawrie Moloney.
  • Cover page; copyright page; contents; introduction; relaxed and comfortable: the liberal party's australia; correspondence.
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Notes:
  • Includes Correspondence : The worried well /​ Guy Rundle, Gordon Parker, Elisabeth Wilson, David Webb, Gail Bell ; Kangaroo court /​ Moira Rayner, Bruce Hawthorne, Lawrie Moloney.
  • Cover title.
  • Bibliography: pages 75-79.
Other Form:
  • Print version Brett, Judith Margaret, 1949- Relaxed &​ comfortable 186395094X
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 186395094X
  • 9781921825187 (electronic bk.)
  • 1921825189 (electronic bk.)
Dewey Number:
  • 324.29405
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 28529792
  • 28529792
  • 55955201
  • 55955201
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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