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A Little History of the Australian Labor Party

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Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Australian Labor Party (ALP)—one of the oldest labor parties in the world and the first to form a government—this short and lively book recounts ALP’s history from its origins during the late 19th century through present day. The book details the party’s numerous successes in winning government at all levels and its policymaking tha ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by University of New South Wales Press (first published May 1st 2010)
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Gursewak Singh
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
It’s all in the title: ‘A Little History of the Australian Labor Party’.

It’s very concise and gives a brief overview of how the party evolved through the country and through the states, it reads more like a checklist of names and bullet points than s biography of a century long political party. I attained a reasonable background of the ALP by reading this and understand its history more.

It could be better by providing a critical analyses of key moments in the party’s history so a discussion cou
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Jason McCracken
I bought it for my (labor member) father but decided to read it myself before handing it over. It's about as fair and balanced as Fox news but I'm sure he'll love it. Me? A little more criticism would've been nice but if you hover around the center-left and all you want is a very simple overview you could do a lot worse.
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