Looking for the Light on the Hill: modern Labor's challenges

Author:   Troy Bramston
Publisher:   Scribe Publications
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9781921844379


Pages:   282
Publication Date:   31 October 2011
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Troy Bramston
Publisher:   Scribe Publications
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Dimensions:   Width: 15.40cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.375kg
ISBN:  

9781921844379


ISBN 10:   192184437
Pages:   282
Publication Date:   31 October 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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'Troy Bramston proffers a spirited analysis of Labor's problems and specific suggestions on how to address them ... This is thought-provoking stuff from a passionate true believer.' --Roy Williams The Weekend Australian '[Looking for the Light on the Hill] is stuffed full of quotes, references and stray facts that distil over 100 years of party history. It will stimulate readers to pursue some of these tendrils and track other books and build their knowledge of party history. More importantly it presents an agenda for party reform.' --Bob Carr Thoughtlines 'Bramston argues for boldness, reinvention. He ... identifies policy timidity and the laziness of Labor's lost decade in the Opposition ... a comprehensive effort: strong on Labor's history, reverential towards the modern greats - Whitlam, Hayden, Hawke and Keating - and, in the end, more idealistic than fatalistic.' --Maxine McKew The Monthly 'Bramston's views should be taken seriously ... he is a commentator in the best traditions of the NSW Labor Party, which has long seemed to take its history and traditions more seriously ... Looking for the Light on the Hill is crammed with references to the party and leaders of yesteryear; in comparison, the modern party is often found to be wanting. This gives the book a slightly nostalgic quality, but one mitigated by Bramston's conviction that party renewal means taking inspiration from the past rather than reliving it ... an astute diagnosis of the ills afflicting the modern Labor Party, as well as some ways in which the party might set about trying to resolve its problems.' --Frank Bongiorno Inside Story


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Troy Bramston has been a senior writer and columnist with The Australian newspaper, and a contributor to Sky News, since 2011. He was previously a columnist with The Sunday Telegraph. Troy is the author or editor of nine books, including Paul Keating- the big-picture leader (2016), and, co-authored with Paul Kelly, The Dismissal- in the Queen?s Name (2015). He was the co-winner of the Australian Book Industry Award for The Dismissal. His biography of Paul Keating was a finalist for the Walkley Award, shortlisted for the National Biography Award, and longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Award. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001. Troy has worked as a policy and political adviser, and speechwriter in government, opposition, and the private sector. He lives in Sydney with his wife, Nicky, and two children, Madison and Angus.

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