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Joh for PM : the inside story of an extraordinary political drama
Joh for PM : the inside story of an extraordinary political drama
Davey, Paul2015
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Unfolding like a political thriller, Joh for PM reveals for the first time the details of the campaign that rocked Australian politics. In 1987 the Queensland Premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, launched an audacious bid to break the federal Opposition Coalition, replace Ian Sinclair as National Party leader, and become Prime Minister himself. Trench warfare waged between the Sinclair and Joh forces during one of the most bizarre and divisive periods in Australian politics. In Joh for PM National Party insider Paul Davey reveals what went on behind closed doors in top-level internal meetings and the strategies aimed at thwarting the Joh campaign and reuniting the party at state and federal levels. 'Anyone who thinks Clive Palmer's excursion into federal politics is a bit weird should read about the crazy days of the Joh for PM campaign.' - Michelle Grattan.
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Imprint:
Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2015.
Collation:
306 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index.
ISBN:
9781742234335
Dewey class:
324.294304324.2943
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibrarySociety and Beliefs324.2943 BJEAvailable
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