"The Long Haul distils a series of practical lessons on leadership and public life from John Brumby's thirty years in politics. It offers insights into the challenges and opportunities Australia currently faces and argues for real political reform, a different future for our federation and strong leadership in a world in transition."
About the Author
John Mansfield Brumby (born 21 April 1953), is a former Victorian Labor Party politician who was Premier of Victoria from 2007 to 2010. He became leader of the Victorian Labor Party and Premier after the resignation of Steve Bracks. He also served as the Minister for Veterans' Affairs and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs. He contested his first election as Premier at the November 2010 Victorian state election. His government was defeated by the Liberal/National Coalition led by Ted Baillieu. Brumby resigned as Labor leader after the election, on 30 November, to be replaced by Daniel Andrews. Within weeks of this leadership change, Brumby left parliament, with a Broadmeadows by-election taking place on 19 February 2011.
"Everyone who cares deeply about our nation's prospects will devour this book and keep it in easy reach."
"Given the lack of success Australia is currently experiencing in embracing necessary economic reform, this book is a timely and valuable contribution."
Heather Ridout AO
"What stands out in this book is John Brumby’s commitment to the institutions of government and democracy as a means of improving the wellbeing of Australians, and his unceasing appetite for reform to ensure that they are fit for purpose in 21st century Australia."
Professor Helen Sullivan, Foundation Director, Melbourne School of Goverment
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st October 2015
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1