Quarterly Essay: Political Amnesia

Reviews: Quarterly Essay 60 — Political Amnesia

How we forgot how to govern, Laura Tingle, November 2015

qe60This is a recommended read for those with any sort of interest in how Australia has been and continues to be manged by the political ruling classes for the last couple of decades. I cannot say that anything Laura Tingle wrote about was shocking news, given my own experiences of dealing with governments and their bureaucracies,  but her insights and observations are definitely worth the read.

Here’s link to the site for an introduction – click here.

and here’s words about the essay from The Saturday Paper – click here

Recommended Rating: 8/10

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but wait – here’s a review of the former essay….

in the back of this essay are a number of very good responses to the former essay – which was

qe59_coverFaction Man – Bill Shorten’s Path to Power, by David Marr.

This is also a definite read. David’s take on Bill Shorten is yet another of his well crafted observation of a political figure.

Click here for the background – and play the short video interview with David Marr.

Recommended rating: 9/10

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Paul Costigan

 

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