The Wran Era

Author:   Troy Bramston
Publisher:   Federation Press
Edition:   illustrated edition
ISBN:  

9781862876002


Pages:   299
Publication Date:   01 May 2006
Format:   Paperback
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For over a decade, from 1976 to 1986, Neville Wran led the most successful Labor Government in New South Wales history. Now, for the first time, key ministers, advisers, public servants, party and union officials, and Wran himself, provide a critical retrospective on the era and its legacy today. It was an era of unrivalled electoral success - four electoral victories were won, including two 'Wranslides' in 1978 and 1981. Wran was a hugely popular leader who galvanised Labor supporters around the nation, and provided the model for modern Labor leadership and government. It was also an era of sound economic management and moderate progressive reform which transformed New South Wales in ways taken for granted today. Significant policy achievements, and some mistakes, are noted in health, education, transport, conservation, consumer affairs, Aboriginal affairs, the status and rights of women, industrial relations, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law reform, the arts and heritage protection, the public service, and electoral and institutional reform. The contributions cover key policy areas, politics and elections. The candid views of the main players are balanced with those of academics, journalists and commentators. New interviews, original research and fresh analysis combine to provide a unique perspective on The Wran Era. The Wran Era in the Paper... The Balmain boy who became a Labor Party hero: Neville Wran dead at 87 , The Australian April 21, 2014 Read full article...

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Author:   Troy Bramston
Publisher:   Federation Press
Imprint:   Federation Press
Edition:   illustrated edition
Weight:   0.546kg
ISBN:  

9781862876002


ISBN 10:   1862876002
Pages:   299
Publication Date:   01 May 2006
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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If there were a Neville Wran anywhere in Australian Labor politics today, you can bet he would be on a fast, sealed train to Canberra. Nifty was no also-ran, and, on the 30th anniversary of his coming, this collection of essays, reminiscences and reflections celebrates the decade that belonged to the master of razzle dazzle . It's almost worth buying just to read Graham Freudenberg's astute and evocative assessment of Wran's key attribute - that he was the voice of Sydney. As other commentators point out, including editor Troy Bramston, Wran was also the one who kept the flag of Labor flying in the darkest days after the Whitlam sacking when even some insiders thought the party might not survive. Divided into four sections - style, management, policy and assessment - it brings together a list of commentators that includes Laurie Brereton, Pat O'Shane, Dennis Shanahan, Andrew Clark and others. - Steven Carroll, The Age, 20 May 2006


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