The two key rules that now govern the practice of Australian politics are: (1) Look like you're doing something; and (2) Don't offend anyone who matters. These imperatives are a direct consequence of the interaction between media coverage and political activity.
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Lindsay Tanner is one of a rare breed - a pollie who tells it like it is. Yes, a bit of a "leftie", but then most good people have a bit of "leftie" about them. Mr Tanner has, in this book, stripped away the tinsel wrapping that surrounds politics and exposes the whole business for what it really is,bless him! More power to his pen, I say, or his keyboard or whatever. It is a book that exposes the "underbelly" of "real-world" politics - if there is such a thing - without rancour or any form of self-aggrandisement. Good on him!!
'One of the most significant books of the last decade.' - Mark Latham, Spectator. 'Lindsay Tanner is probably the best leader that the Australian Labor Party never had... Here is a test for the media: read Tanner's book, acknowledge the truth of it, report it seriously and at least try to learn from it.' - Mungo MacCallum.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th July 2012
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.159