Troy Bramston is a former principal speechwriter for Kevin Rudd and an adviser to the Rudd government. He spent 10 years working as an adviser to federal Labor politicians in government and in opposition. He has been a party member for nearly 20 years and has held many positions in the party at a local and state level.
About the Author
Troy Bramston has worked as a policy and political adviser in government, opposition, and the private sector. He is a former principal speechwriter for Kevin Rudd and an adviser to the Rudd government.
Bramston now works as a columnist and leader writer with The Australian newspaper, and as a political commentator on Sky News.
Bramston is the editor of a forthcoming collection, For the True Believers: great Labor speeches, editor of The Wran Era (2006), and co-editor of The Hawke Government: a critical retrospective (2003). His feature articles, opinion pieces, and book reviews have been widely published in the nation’s leading newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.
He has been a member of the Labor Party for nearly 20 years, and is a former president of New South Wales Young Labor and a past secretary of the New South Wales branch of the Australian Fabian Society.
Bramston has an economics degree with honours from the University of Sydney, and a master’s degree in politics and international relations from the University of New South Wales.
In 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal by the governor-general for his services towards the Centenary of Federation commemorations.
He lives in Sydney and has two children, Madison and Angus.
Series: Penguin Specials
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 30th April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 18.1