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A secret Australia : revealed by the WikiLeaks exposés

In A Secret Australia, eighteen prominent Australians discuss what Australia has learnt about itself from the WikiLeaks revelations -- revelations about a secret Australia of hidden rules and loyalty to hidden agendas. However Australians may perceive their nation's place in the world -- as battling sports stars, dependable ally or good international citizen -- WikiLeaks has shown us a startlingly different story. This is an Australia that officials do not want us to see, where the Australian Defence Force's 'information operations' are deployed to maintain public support for our foreign war contributions, where media-wide super injunctions are issued by the government to keep politicians' and major corporations' corruption scandals secret, where the US Embassy prepares profiles of Australian politicians to fine-tune its lobbying and ensure support for the 'right' policies. The revelations flowing from the releases of millions of secret and confidential official documents by WikiLeaks have helped Australians to better understand why the world is not at peace, why corruption continues to flourish, and why democracy is faltering. This greatest ever leaking of hidden government documents in world history yields knowledge that is essential if Australia, and the rest of the world, is to grapple with the consequences of covert, unaccountable and unfettered power.
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A secret Australia : revealed by the WikiLeaks exposés / edited by Felicity Ruby and Peter Cronau ; [foreword by Phillip Adams].
Ruby, Felicity, editorCronau, Peter, editorAdams, Phillip, 1939-, writer of foreword
Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, [2020]Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, [2020]©2020.
xxiii, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
97819258359399781925835939 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibrarySociety and Beliefs320.0994 SECAvailable
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