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Gravity : Inside the PM's office during her last year and final days.

Author: Mary Delahunty
Publisher: Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our first female prime minister Julia Gillard came to power suddenly in a coup that perplexed the nation. She hurried to an election and was chained to a hung parliament. She out-negotiated Tony Abbott and formed a minority government, but the deepest threat was from within: the man she beat for the top job would relentlessly undermine her for three torturous years. In Gravity, award-winning journalist Mary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Delahunty, Mary.
Gravity : Inside the PM's office during her last year and final days.
Richmond : Hardie Grant Books, ©2014
Named Person: Julia Gillard; Julia Gillard
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Delahunty
ISBN: 9781743582213 1743582218
OCLC Number: 881611728
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Table of Contents; Prologue: Last Orders; Chapter 1: Grief and Politics; Chapter 2: Liars, Witches, Trolls; Chapter 3: Summer Scorecard; Chapter 4: 'Politics Is a Furnace'; Chapter 5: Mad March; Chapter 6: Going for Gonski; Chapter 7: 'The Day that Never Ends'; Chapter 8: Resilience; Chapter 9: Budget and Tears; Chapter 10: A Funeral, a Ball, a Beheading; Chapter 11: The Day After; Appendix 1: Chronology of Julia Gillard; Appendix 2: A Year with the PM; Sources; Acknowledgements; Further Reading; Copyright Page.

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Our first female prime minister Julia Gillard came to power suddenly in a coup that perplexed the nation. She hurried to an election and was chained to a hung parliament. She out-negotiated Tony Abbott and formed a minority government, but the deepest threat was from within: the man she beat for the top job would relentlessly undermine her for three torturous years. In Gravity, award-winning journalist Mary Delahunty teases out the personal from the political and gives us an exclusive insider account. She reveals for the first time Gillard's reflections on why she struggled at the top, as wel.

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