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Regional Planning in Australia: A History of Progress and Review of Regional Planning Activities Through the Commonwealth
1 Regional Planning in Australia: A History of Progress and Review of Regional Planning Activities Through the Commonwealth
Australia Commonwealth Department of Post-War Reconstruction 1949 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo 
103 pages including a folded large coloured map of Australia. The Commonwealth of Australia first directed its attention toward regional Australia as a specific policy concern under PM John Curtin and the Minister for Post-War Construction and later PM Ben Chifley. Underlying socio-economic policy objectives included the utilisation of natural resources, defence imperatives and urban decentralisation. A plan for regional infrastructure and resource development arose through a series of Commonwealth/state conferences, culminating in 1949 with the publication of Regional Planning in Australia by the Commonwealth Department of Post-War Reconstruction. Under the CDPWR, the nation was divided into almost 100 regions leading to, in many instances, the establishment of ‘regional development committees’ (RDCs) that were expected to prepare resource inventories and regional plans ‘directed towards the full development of the region’s resources in order to maintain the maximum population. CONTENTS: PREFACE. PART ONE: CHAPTER ONE - THE GROWTH OF THE REGIONAL PLANNING ORGANIZATION. CHAPTER TWO - REGIONAL PLANNING ADMINISTRATION. CHAPTER THREE - SURVEYS AND PLANNING. PART TWO: CHAPTER FOUR - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA. CHAPTER FIVE - COMMONWEALTH - STATE PRO]ECTS. CHAPTER SIX - NEW SOUTH WALES. CHAPTER SEVEN - VICTORIA. CHAPTER EIGHT - QUEENSLAND. CHAPTER NINE - SOUTH AUSTRALIA. CHAPTER TEN - WESTERN AUSTRALIA. CHAPTER ELEVEN - TASMANIA. 
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A strong Australia, Abbott, Tony
2 Abbott, Tony A strong Australia
Australia Tony Abbott 2012 0646590332 / 9780646590332 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
145 pages including illustrations. Book is about the values, directions and policy priorities of the next coalition government in a collection of nine major speeches made in 2012 by Tony Abbott. For some An insight into some good policies for the country. For some, a well written insight into some good policies for the country. For others, such vision was myopic enough for him to make several big mistakes, which ultimately prevented him from realising some sensible policy outcomes for Australia. 
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The Bjelke-Petersen premiership, 1968-1983: Issues in public policy, Allan Patience
3 Allan Patience The Bjelke-Petersen premiership, 1968-1983: Issues in public policy
Australia Longman Cheshire 1985 0582714869 / 9780582714861 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
286 indexed pages. Between 1968 and I983 the Bjelke-Petersen coalition governments in Queensland devised and implemented some of the most controversial public policies yet seen in Australian political history. Bans on street marches, curtailments of civil liberties, the politicisation of the police, a determined stand on Aboriginal land rights, a curious attitude to parliamentary procedures and a host of similar issues evoked images of an authoritarian government which nonetheless maintained a remarkably successful electoral record. Towering over it all was the image of the Premier himself: implacably opposed to any political interference from Canberra or the South generally; self-righteous; frequently triumphing over political giants like Whitlam and Fraser; even testing the outer limits of the Australian federal system. This volume of essays critically analyses some of the most important public policies of the Bjelke-Petersen governments between I968 and I983 - the years in which the Queensland Liberal Party was the minority partner to the National (Country) Party in the coalition. The policies under scrutiny are explored in terms of their salient values, their methods of implementation, and their effectiveness. In addition, the central actors in the Bjelke-Petersen governments - particularly the Premier himself - are examined in terms of their roles in shaping the policies. 
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Australia - The Constitution - as in force on 1 June 2003, Attorney-General's Dept and Australian Government Solicitor
4 Attorney-General's Dept and Australian Government Solicitor Australia - The Constitution - as in force on 1 June 2003
Australia Attorney-General's Department 2003 0642782857 / 9780642782854 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good Small 4to 
120 indexed pages. The Australian Constitution as in force on 1 June 2003 together with Proclamation Declaring the Establishment of the Commonwealth, Letters Patent Relating to the Office of Governor-General, Statute of Westminister Adoption Act 1942, Australia Act 1986 / with overview and notes and index by the Attorney-General's Department and Australia Government Solicitor. 
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Australia's Constitution: With overview and notes by the Australian Government Solicitor, Australian Government Solicitor
5 Australian Government Solicitor Australia's Constitution: With overview and notes by the Australian Government Solicitor
Australia Commonwealth of Australia / Australian Govt. Pub. Service 2010 1742293431 7th Edition Stapled Cover Very Good Small 16mo 
xix + 77 pages. Pocket Revised Reprint. The Constitution of Australia is the supreme law under which the government of the Commonwealth of Australia operates, including its relationship to the States. The Australian Constitution has operated since the federation of the Australian colonies in 1901. It establishes the framework of the main political institutions - legislature, executive and judicature - the relationships between them, and the powers of the Federal Parliament in relation to the States. The Constitution is technically an act of the British Parliament passed in 1900. The last vestiges of British legislative influence in Australia were eliminated with the passage of the Australia Act in 1986. 
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queensland but Were Afraid to Ask, Bahnisch, Mark
6 Bahnisch, Mark Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queensland but Were Afraid to Ask
Australia NewSouth Pub 2015 1742234348 / 9781742234342 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
173 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical reference. Everyone has heard the cliches about Queensland politics: Queensland is 'different'. It's the 'Deep North'. Its state elections exemplify Pineapple Party Time. But what if those cliches are in fact looking more like the state of affairs in the rest of Australia? Does the Sunshine State represent the new normal in Australian politics? Once, Queensland was seen as the land that time forgot, with a narrow economy based on agriculture, mining and transport - and conservative values. Then, from the 1980s, a transformation took place as the state modernised, entrenching democratic reforms and civil liberties. Yet now, in the era of Campbell Newman, the Palmer United Party and national politics that oozes alarmist populism, it feels like Queensland's history of eccentricity and unrest has colonised the whole country. So how does Queensland both point the way forward and shine a light on the way we live now? Political commentator and Queenslander Mark Bahnisch looks closely and boldly at the Queensland experience, from the Joh Era to the present. His must-read book reaches some surprising conclusions. "Bahnisch's deep north is a beautiful hive of scum and villainy one day, a perfect storm of gothic corruption the next" - John Birmingham - Mark Bahnisch was the founder of awardwinning political blog Larvatus Prodeo (2005u13) and his commentary has been published in Crikey, New Matilda, The Drum , the Australian Financial Review, The Australian and elsewhere. He has a PhD in sociology from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and has lived in Brisbane for most of his life. There is a name and date in the title page. 
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Bolt: Worth Fighting For, Bolt, Andrew
7 Bolt, Andrew Bolt: Worth Fighting For
Australia Wilkinson Publishing 2016 1925265773 / 9781925265774 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
255 pages. Andrew Bolt is Australia’s most prominent and controversial commentator. In this second book of columns and reflections, Bolt is again in the front lines of our most urgent political and social debates, from Islam and immigration to the green movement and the rise of the slacktivist. But he also reveals his more personal side - the experiences that have shaped his values and love for this country. For some this book is ammunition. For others it’s fair warning. But for everyone it’s a test of their own values - and the reasons they hold them. Bolt’s columns are published nationally in News Corp newspapers, including Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Brisbane’s Courier Mail. He also runs Australia’s most-read political blog and hosts two week night shows - The Bolt Report on Sky News and a national Macquarie Radio show with Steve Price. Extra postage charges may apply to this book. 
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Ten Prime Ministers: Life Among the Politicians, Brown, Wallace
8 Brown, Wallace Ten Prime Ministers: Life Among the Politicians
Australia Longueville Books 2002 1920681043 / 9781920681043 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo Adam Yazxhi 
246 pages. Includes index and illustrations. A captivating inside account of the strengths, weaknesses and personalities of Australia's last ten prime ministers, from Menzies to Howard. Untold stories of the travels, conversations and experiences of ten people who have shaped our country over the last 40 years. There is an inscription in the first page. 
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Advanced Australia: The Politics of Ageing, Butler, Mark
9 Butler, Mark Advanced Australia: The Politics of Ageing
Australia Melbourne University Publishing 2015 0522868932 / 9780522868937 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
200 indexed pages. This book explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image. Ageing will dominate Australian politics for years to come, touching almost every area of policy retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design and more.Advanced Australia makes the case for a much more positive approach to ageing that celebrates the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community. The average Australian's life expectancy has increased by twenty-five years over the past century - from mid fifties to early eighties - a monumental achievement with huge political impact. For decades to come ageing will touch almost every area of policy - retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design, health... The greying Baby Boomers are leading this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image. Advanced Australia takes up this challenge and makes the case for a more positive approach to ageing and one that argues for the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community. 
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Prime Ministers of Australia 1901-1984: a portrait gallery of leaders of the Nation, Byfield, C. C.
10 Byfield, C. C. Prime Ministers of Australia 1901-1984: a portrait gallery of leaders of the Nation
Australia Marco 1984 0909214220 / 9780909214227 1st Edition Stapled Soft Cover Good 12mo 
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Human Growth Its Source and Potential, Cairns, Jim
11 Cairns, Jim Human Growth Its Source and Potential
Australia Jim Cairns 1984 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
184 indexed pages. This book is an account of the source of human growth and potential, of how it has been repressed and distorted, and of its liberation on the way to its limitless potential. Jim Cairns (1914-2003) was Australian politician in the Labor movement during the 1960s and 1970s. He was Deputy Prime Minister in the Whitlam government. Creases in the cover. Underlining in some text. Blacked out inscription in the first page. 
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Oil in troubled waters, Cairns, Jim
12 Cairns, Jim Oil in troubled waters
Australia Widescope International 1976 0869320130 / 9780869320136 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
168 browning pages. Former Deputy Prime Minister, Treasurer and Minister in the Australian Labor Government, Dr Jim Cairns, analyses the local and international forces that were mobilised to engineer the dismissal of his government. He makes particular reference to the Labor Party’s programme of seeking large capital loans from petrodollar sources in order to establish the financial resources to develop Australia's massive mineral and energy supplies without foreign ownership or control. The intrigues of traditional lending sources are brought to light as are the effects of a most partisan press campagin against the Labor Party. He critically examines the authoritarian nature of political systems as well as the structure of his own party. 
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The quiet revolution, Cairns, Jim
13 Cairns, Jim The quiet revolution
Australia Widescope 1975 0869320076 / 9780869320075 Revised Soft Cover Good 12mo 
149 pages. ‘Frequently I have become very depressed at my inability to correct what is sometimes a small injustice. Over the years, I have had to give up hundreds of cases of injustice because, even from the position of Deputy Prime Minister, I have not been able to order or persuade some part of the bureaucracy to correct injustice. I am conscious of the fault that grows in me of a willingness to give up without fighting hard enough. But the vital thing is to say to my friends and to those who believe in what I believe in: Never give up the struggle.’ Thus writes Dr Jim Cairns in his controversial introduction to this new edition of ‘The Quiet Revolution’. When ‘The Quiet Revolution’ was first published on the eve of the historic victory of the Australian Labor Party in the 1972 General Elections, it was commented that this book expressed ‘the frustrations of a man who wanted to change things but couldn’t’. After two and a half years of Government doesjim Cairns still hold to his dissatisfaction with our social structure? What are his projections for Australia’s future? How much does he remain disillusioned with the Parliament as an institution and the limitations of the Australian Labor Party? 
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Australian Politics in the Global Era, Capling, Ann
14 Capling, Ann Australian Politics in the Global Era
Australia Longman 1998 0582810914 / 9780582810914 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
174 indexed pages. 174 indexed pages including references. This introduction to the effects of globalisation on Australian politics examines the policies and decisions made by Australian governments over the years in attempts to deal with the impact of international commerce. Also looks at the ways in which globalisation tends to undermine and destabilise pre-existing institutions and policies. This book traces various formative political periods from Federation through to modern day, examining the policies and decisions made by Australian governments over the years as they have attempted to deal with the impact of international commerce. The ways in which globalisation has tended to undermine and destabilise pre-existing institutions and policies is also examined. The book seeks to promote discussion and debate about the contemporary and long term effects of globalisation, and the relevance and ability of Australian political institutions to deal with it. It examines the increasing trend of people to turn away from current political processes as they try to find their own ways to deal with the changes which globalisation has had on their lives. Creases in the fronf cover. 
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More Great Interviews, Clarke, John
15 Clarke, John More Great Interviews
Australia Allen & Unwin 1992 1863732683 / 9781863732680 Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
135 pages. Transcripts of 44 Tinterviews' with leading Australian figures. A series of satirical, humorous exchanges in the guise of Paul Keating, John Hewson, and others, discussing issues ranging from the consumption tax to the ordination of women. A sequel to "Great Interviews of the Twentieth Century". Taken from the Australian television programme, "A Current Affair", this book contains a further collection of "interviews" in which comedian, John Clarke, appears as himself but answers the questions as the person he is sending up. The "interviews" cover significant moments in political life since 1990. 
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Hear Our Voice The Democracy Australians Want, Coghill, Ken; Wright; Paula
16 Coghill, Ken; Wright; Paula Hear Our Voice The Democracy Australians Want
Australia The Australian Collaboration 2012 0980396255 / 9780980396256 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
84 pages. Includes bibliograhical endnotes. Examines what we mean by democracy, suggesting it must extend far beyond holding elections every three years. Contents: Preface; About the authors; In search of Australian democracy; What makes Australia democratic; On democracy; International covenant on civil and political rights; Participation improves outcomes; It is broken; fix it! Citizen participation; Public advocacy; Indigenous rights to democracy; Electoral reform; Parliamentary reforms; Greater accountability of the Executive; Anti-corruption; Transparency and media; What would make Australia more democratic?; Democratic federation: Citizen engagement; Endnotes; Acknowledgement. 
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Arrest That Cartoonist!, Considine, Mary-Lou (compiled By / for Amnesty International Australia)
17 Considine, Mary-Lou (compiled By / for Amnesty International Australia) Arrest That Cartoonist!
Australia Penguin 1986 0140087877 / 9780140087871 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
Oblong. 134 browning pages. Twenty-seven of Australia's leading cartoonists have combined their talents to produce this book for Amnesty International. Mary-Lou Considine, a science journalist and member of Amnesty international, compiled the collection. Michael Atchison, Peter Fairlie, Peter Nicholson, Ross Bateup, Michael Fitzjames, Bruce Petty, David Bromley, Arthur Horner, Geoff Pryor, Gaynor Cardew, Mark Knight, Victoria Roberts, Ron Cobb, Mary Leunig, Ian Sharpe, Patrick Cook, Michael Leunig, Simon Sheldon, Karen Cooke, Matthew Martin, John Spooner, Jenny Coopes, Alan Moir, Ron Tandberg, Tony Edwards, Jose Garcia Negrette and Les Tanner. This book celebrated 25 years of Amnesty's fight to free prisoners of conscience. Browning pages due to age. 
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18 Constitutional Commission Australia's Constitution: time to Update
Australia Constitutional Commission 1987 0642121850 / 9780642121851 1st Edition Stapled Cover Good Large 8vo 
71 pages including subject index. This booklet summarises the recommendations of the Constitutional Commission's five Advisory Committees. Contents: What You’ll Find; The Background Story; Individual and Democratic Rights Committee; Distribution of Powers Committee; Trade and National Economic Management Committee; Executive Government Committee; Australian Judicial System Committee; Two Views: Better than One; Other Issues for the Constitutional Commission; Where D0 We Go From Here; List of Members of the Constitutional Commission and the Advisory Committees; Publications of the Advisory Committees and the; Constitutional Commission. 
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Without Hardware: Cases of treason in Australia, Dalton, Catherine
19 Dalton, Catherine Without Hardware: Cases of treason in Australia
Australia Ochre Press 1980 095993054X / 9780959930542 2nd Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo Signed by the Author
226 pages. ln 1955 Clifford Dalton accepted the post of Chief Engineer of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission’s research establishment at Lucas Heights. When Clifford Dalton died in Sydney in 1961, a family friend, Dr Gilbert Bogle, the laser expert,-offered to help her investigate his death. Though she was lucky enough to escape the various attempts on her life, Dr Bogle was not. He was murdered in January 1963. In 1970, after nine years of being harrassed, hindered and helped by spies, counter-spies and Government officials, she was finally able to publish the results of her investigations. There is moderate wear in the cover . 
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Tales from a Suitcase: The Afghan Experience, Davies, Will; Dal Bosco, Andrea
20 Davies, Will; Dal Bosco, Andrea Tales from a Suitcase: The Afghan Experience
Australia Lothian Books 2002 0734404484 / 9780734404480 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
viii, 216 pages including illustrations. In its third successful SBS-TV series, this book reveals the migrant experience in raw and moving detail. The personal stories in this book are about courage and survival. They're about triumph in the face of adversity, cultural practices lost and found. They're about what makes an Australian multicultural success story. 
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