Here are the political diaries of one of Australia's most promising national leaders-published within twelve months of his resignation from office-an historic first.
The Latham Diaries are searingly honest bulletins from the front line of Labor politics.
They provide a unique view into the life of a man, the Party and the nation at a crucial time in Australian history.
About the Author
Mark William Latham (born 28 February 1961), an Australian writer and former politician, was leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from December 2003 to January 2005.
"August 1996: 'Opposition politics feels like dog shit on the boot of democracy.' April 1998: 'I'm a sheep man in cattle country.' December 2003: 'I'm not opposed to unionism per se, just the idea of six union secretaries sitting around a Chinese restaurant table planning the future for everyone else.' May 2005: 'It is not unusual for people who try to change the system to leave public life with feelings of betrayal and disappointment. This was certainly my experience as Labor Leader. My commitment to the Labor cause was destroyed by the bastardry of others.'"
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 429
Published: 5th September 2005
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.87