The Party Thieves

The Party Thieves Written By One Of Australia S Most Esteemed Political Journalists, This Detailed Coverage Of The 2010 Federal Election Analyzes Eight Months Of Dramatic Australian Politics Examining Malcolm Turnbull S Manic Desire To Get His Own Way In The Party And Kevin Rudd S Authoritarian Approach To Government, This Account Follows The Politicians Subsequent Demise And The Ascension Of Both Tony Abbott And Julia Gillard From Australia S First Woman Prime Minister To A Hung Parliament And A Three Week Period Sans A Prime Minister, This Book Follows The 2010 Election And Its Aftermath. Sometimes I worry about the bias of the author when reading political books In this case, Barrie Cassidy has a history with the Labor Party, in particular Bob Hawke s administration but he s able to look at the events surrounding the 2010 with a level of impartiality that I appreciate.It s interesting that Labor comes off withof a thrashing, although that could be simply because they re perceived to have mademistakes, or it could be because Cassidy naturally goes harder on his team Sometimes I worry about the bias of the author when reading political books In this case, Barrie Cassidy has a history with the Labor Party, in particular Bob Hawke s administration but he s able to look at the events surrounding the 2010 with a level of impartiality that I ap
This doesn t offer a smorgasboard of new insights, but there are a few, and it is a solid revision of the events leading up to the 2010 election The party thieves are Turnbull and Rudd who lost the confidence of their parties, leading to losses of leadership and in Rudd s case the prime ministership The similarities between them are noted ambition, overblown self confidence, limited consultation But these men emerge as very different characters Turnbull s competence as an intellectual con This doesn t offer a smorgasboard of new insights, but there are a few, and it is a solid revision of the events leading up to the 2010 election The party thieves are Turnbull and Rudd who lost the confidence of their parties, leading to losses of leadership and in Rudd s case the prime ministership The similarities between them are noted ambition, overblown self confidence, limited consultation But these men emerge as very different characters Turnbull s competence as an intellectual contributor and policy mind are not doubted, though his political judgement is seriously questioned In Rudd s case his
That a party could make so many errors in such a short period of time is unprecedented They include Failure to successfully claim sufficient credit for dodging recession during after the GFC The home insulation fiasco The mining tax The disillusioning of core supporters with an asylum seeker policy shift for Sri Lanka Afghanistan The ditching of the ETS the greatest moral challenge of our generation Timing of the election The leaks during the election The promise to fun That a party could make so many errors in such a sh
Pretty definitive account of the factors leading up to the sacking of Rudd and results of the 2010 election Muchdepth to this analysis than some of journalists attempts after those events. An easy read but not much insight Cassidy provides a commentary on the over covered crazy election campaign of 2010 and the events post election.A fun read but not much new to offer. A must read for anyone with even the slightest interest in politics.http wp.me p20PAS 8g A comprehensive summary of a very fun year in politics

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Party Thieves
  • Barrie Cassidy
  • English
  • 08 June 2019
  • 0522857809