It's compulsory to vote in Australia. We are one of a handful of countries in the world that enforce this rule at election time, and the only English-speaking country that makes its citizens vote. Not only that, ... read more

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting  PB
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'This book is dedicated to the truth. It's still a thing.'
Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump is a fascinating on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes survey of Donald Trump's ethics deficit on and off the golf course.Renowned sports writer Rick Reilly transpor... read more

Commander in Cheat
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It wasn't just its exhaustive rounds of hearings around the country - Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, and Sydney - on topics from farming finance to financial planning. It wasn't even the long list of scandals exposed to a horrified natio... read more

A Wunch of Bankers: A Year in the Hayne Royal Commission
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'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases'. BARACK OBAMA
*the #1 Sunday Times bestseller * instant New York Times bestseller * an Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * #1 Wall Street Journal bests... read more

Factfulness (HB)
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Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone is the most influential and talked-about book on society in the last decade - now updated with a new chapter on the controversy the book has ignite... read more

The Spirit Level : Why Equality is Better for Everyone
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Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

For 20 years Australia has been in political denial about the seismic changes occurring in the way we power our country. Successive governments continue to tell people that power prices will fall while the lights stay on.&... read more

Blackout How can energy-rich Australia be running out of electricity?
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Most nations don't get a first chance to prosper. Australia is on its second. For the best part of the nineteenth century, Australia was the world's richest country, a pioneer for democracy and a magnet for migrants. Yet our last big boom was followed by a fifty... read more

Australia's Second Chance
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Series:Little Histories Ser.

A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field
What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an ec... read more

A Little History of Economics
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Beset by spin and the battle to win each news cycle, contemporary politics is mired in short-term thinking. Too little time is given to considering creative ways in which we could tackle key issues - a lagging education system, the destruction of o... read more

Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment
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Geoffrey Robertson's Crimes Against Humanity is a superb and highly influential account of the history of the human rights movement up to the present day. From the French Revolution and the Nuremberg trials to 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, Robertson traces the developing concept of human rights and s... read more

Crimes Against Humanity (Popular Penguin)
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Malcolm Turnbull has quite a job ahead of him as leader of the Liberal Party. How is he going so far? What can we expect in the years ahead? This is a scintillating look at Turnbull and the Liberals in opposition. It is based on extensive interviews with and observation of Turnbull, who emerges as a f... read more

Quarterly Essay 34: Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull
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"I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. I would never, as was once needlessly feared in this court, be a fugitive from justice in this country, only a seeker of it."--Conrad Black, in his statement to the court, June 24, 2011 In 1993, Conrad Black was the proprietor of London's "Daily Teleg... read more

A Matter of Principle
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