Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Rogue Nation” as Want to Read:
Rogue Nation
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Rogue Nation

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This fascinating first-hand account of the phenomenon of One Nation, from within Canberra and outside it, will be compulsory reading for any Australian who cares about their vote.

Reporting from the backrooms and corridors of Parliament House in Canberra to the streets of post-industrial Burnie in Tasmania, the struggling rural communities of Gippsland and the Queensland h
Paperback, First, 258 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Hachette Australia (first published November 2017)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Rogue Nation, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Rogue Nation

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-43
Average rating 4.24  · 
Rating details
 ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Rogue Nation
Peter Geyer
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book came to my attention at a stall at a recent book fair in Clunes, a small place just outside Ballarat, a centre of the Victorian Gold Rush of 160 years ago and it came at a very agreeable price.

"Rogue Nation" is a title that can be read in several ways, and all of them might be valid in some way. The people and activities in the book are at the periphery and also the centre of current Australian politics. The author, Royce Kurmelovs, is a working-class boy from north of Adelaide, around
Louisa Reid
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
Kurmelovs provided a book that I even enjoyed to read - it was predominantly anti-Pauline Hanson, a politician I really don't like. Kurmelovs started with other country politics as he watched the news that Trump had won in USA, something which many Australians shivered about. He ended the first chapter with "If Canberra's religion was politics, we were sinners in the hands of angry gods." That comment also gave me shivers.

Hanson took most chapters, and I like how Kurmelovs had written - I don't
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Had not previously read anything by this author, but after reading Rogue Nation - which surpassed all expectations - I reckon Royce Kurmelovs is one of the most important political/social 'voices' in Australia today. Completed the book on the eve of the Queensland state election and regardless of that outcome, the book speaks to everyone. Purchased the book purely because I thought it would cover the 'rogue' element of Australia's parliament, but it's so much more. Australia's Hillbilly Elegy! ...more
rated it it was amazing
Sep 06, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Jun 03, 2019
rated it liked it
Jul 02, 2019
rated it really liked it
Dec 22, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Jan 27, 2018
rated it really liked it
Oct 19, 2019
rated it it was ok
Jan 22, 2018
Mike DW
rated it really liked it
Jun 25, 2018
rated it really liked it
Apr 26, 2020
Matthew Davies
rated it liked it
Dec 24, 2019
Mark Chilcott
rated it really liked it
Apr 13, 2019
rated it really liked it
Oct 26, 2020
rated it it was amazing
Nov 28, 2018
rated it really liked it
Jan 17, 2018
Alex Patrick
rated it it was amazing
Nov 07, 2018
rated it really liked it
Dec 30, 2017
Brad Lambert
rated it really liked it
Dec 13, 2018
Darcy French
rated it really liked it
Dec 13, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Jul 04, 2019
Jon Tickle
rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2020
Fernando Gros
rated it it was amazing
Dec 29, 2017
Shane Brown
rated it it was amazing
Dec 13, 2017
added it
Nov 23, 2017
Charlie Somerville
is currently reading it
Dec 15, 2017
Millie McDermott
marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2018
Richard Vergara
marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2018
Kathy Wilson
marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2018
marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2018
Andi Halfpapp
marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2018
marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2018
marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2018
marked it as to-read
May 05, 2018
Pam Collom
marked it as to-read
May 23, 2018
marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2018
marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2018
Cristina Blumberg
marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2018
marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2018
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • A Woman of Force
  • Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day
  • Displaced: A Rural Life
  • Everything to Live For: The Inspirational Story of Turia Pitt
  • A Repurposed Life
  • Vida: A Woman for Our Time
  • Electric Blue
  • The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village
  • Healing Lives
  • The Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live Without Limits
  • Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance
  • Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists
  • Defying The Enemy Within: How I silenced the negative voices in my head to survive and thrive
  • Troll Hunting: Inside the World of Online Hate and its Human Fallout
  • The Best of Me
  • Having and Being Had
  • Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance
  • Shame
See similar books…
Royce Kurmelovs is an Australian freelance journalist and author of Just Money (2020). His other books include The Death of Holden (2016), Rogue Nation (2017) and Boom and Bust (2018). He lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

"One of Australia’s most important socio-political voices..." - Kill Your Darlings magazine

"...Prolific. Not to mention cutting." - The Advertiser

News & Interviews

  As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of...
46 likes · 11 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »