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Take Your Best Shot: The Prime Ministership of Julia Gillard: Penguin Specials

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No Australian prime minister has had to face such a difficult and challenging political environment as did Julia Gillard. Her impressive legislative record was overshadowed by pitched battles with jealous rivals and a remarkably hostile media, as well as her own struggles to communicate effectively with the public. Following her successful The Making of Julia Gillard, ...more
Kindle Edition, 82 pages
Published November 15th 2013 by e-penguin
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Santo
Jan 27, 2014 Santo rated it really liked it
What if Labour was in power…?

Ow come on, admit it. With all the recent problems besieging Indonesia-Australia relations, it is difficult not to be asking this question. Of course, as officials, we are not supposed to show any preference towards one government or another. That would be “intruding on domestic politics”, a taboo in diplomacy. Then again, for ages, western diplomats have officially indicated their preference for which South American, Middle Eastern or Southeast Asian leaders should
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Cate
Jan 07, 2014 Cate rated it it was ok
Shelves: political
A good coverage, broad brush approach to the Gillard years. Lacks the biting analysis of "The Year My Politics Broke", in that JK takes a very traditional approach - it's a historical document not a critique. It's a quick and engaging read, it just doesn't ask very much of its broader subject.
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