The Road to Ruin

Author: Niki Savva
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1925307549
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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WINNER OF THE 2017 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, GENERAL NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE 2016 MELBOURNE PRESS CLUB LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ‘There will be no wrecking, no undermining, and no sniping.’ –Tony Abbott, 15 September 2015 Abbott’s performances in the party-room debates on education and climate change had ranged between woeful and pathetic. He sounded desperate, he was inconsistent, and — his colleagues thought — slightly ridiculous. They knew he would never stop going after cheap headlines during soft interviews where he sucked up the oxygen, with revision and division as his calling cards. All they could hope was that people would soon grow tired of listening to him. Normal people might have, but the media grew more and more hysterical, as if a challenge were imminent. In the original edition of The Road to Ruin, prominent political commentator, author, and columnist for The Australian Niki Savva revealed the ruinous behaviour of former prime minister Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Based on her unrivalled access to their colleagues, and devastating first-person accounts of what went on behind the scenes, Savva painted an unforgettable picture of a unique duo who wielded power ruthlessly but not well. That edition became a major bestseller, and went on to win an Australian book industry award for the best general non-fiction book of the year. Now Savva continues where she left off. This updated edition contains a new, 13,500-word final chapter, in which Savva reveals the inner state of the Turnbull government — and the behind-the-scenes jockeying of friends and foes alike. From Christopher Pyne’s career-stalling own goal, to Peter Dutton’s post-Turnbull leadership ambitions, to Tony Abbott’s ramped-up destabilisation campaign, it is, as usual, an unputdownable and impeccably sourced account. PRAISE FOR NIKI SAVVA ‘This is what you have to remember about Savva’s controversial book, The Road to Ruin: she was onto this story early and she ran with it in her weekly column … her account of the coup is both suspenseful and full of fascinating, granular detail.’ The Sydney Morning Herald ‘[W]ell researched and well written, with a sharp eye — albeit with an occasional, serrated edge. Savva has written a book in which it is easy to be immersed. The narrative unfolds in a convincing flow, sourced directly from the words of many of the players: the bruised and battered; the disillusioned and disaffected; and ultimately in the triumphant voices of the Coalition plotters … [A] compelling book that has established an indelible and influential benchmark for explaining the turbulent rise and tumultuous fall of the Abbott government.’ The Weekend Australian

Das letzte Bild der Sara de Vos

Author: Dominic Smith
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843714894
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ein eleganter Pageturner um ein Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert Sara de Vos ist 1631 die erste Malerin, die in die Meistergilde in Amsterdam aufgenommen wird. Dreihundert Jahre später ist nur ein einziges ihrer Gemälde erhalten geblieben. Das Bild hängt über dem Bett eines reichen, etwas ruhelosen New Yorker Anwalts. Ohne böse Absichten kopiert eine junge Australierin das Bild. Doch die Kopie wird in Umlauf gebracht, mit erschütternden Konsequenzen. Jahrzehnte später treffen die beiden Bilder, die Fälscherin und der Anwalt noch einmal aufeinander ... „Wie der Autor drei Zeitläufte und Städte verbindet ist so brillant wie fesselnd.“ The Washington Post „Smiths Roman erinnert uns daran, dass die Wahrheiten, denen wir vertrauen, wertvoll bleiben, auch wenn sie ungenau sind.“ The Chicago Tribune „Ein Roman über Liebe und Sehnsucht, über Authentizität und ethische Grauzonen, vor allem aber über die Malerei als ein Weg, Trauer in Schönheit zu verwandeln.“ Lauren Groff, Autorin von „Licht und Zorn“ „Hinreißende Erzählkunst. Mit einer fast greifbaren Kenntnis der vielen Verästellungen des menschlichen Herzens. Dieser Roman hält Sie nachts wach, anfangs, weil Sie unbedingt weiterlesen wollen, dann weil Sie bewusst langsamer lesen, um das Ende hinauszuzögern.“ The Boston Globe

Double Disillusion

Author: Anika Gauja
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 1760461865
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the 2016 Australian federal election. Won by the Liberal–National Coalition by the slimmest of margins, the result created a climate of political uncertainty that threatened the government’s lower house majority. While the campaign might have lacked the theatre of previous elections, it provides significant insights into the contemporary political and policy challenges facing Australian democracy and society today. In this, the 16th edited collection of Australian election studies, 41 contributors from a range of disciplines bring an unprecedented depth of expertise to the 2016 contest. The book covers the context, key battles and issues in the campaign, and reports and analyses the results in detail. It provides an evaluation of the role of political actors such as the parties, independents, the media, interest groups and GetUp!, and examines election debate in the online space. Experts from a range of policy fields provide an analysis of election issues ranging from the economy and industrial relations to social policy, the environment, and gender and sexuality. Each of the chapters is written on the basis of in‑depth and original research, providing new insights into this important political event.

The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia

Author: Nuttawuth Muenjohn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137579404
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview and evaluation of the variety of organizational leadership issues within the Asian region. It highlights the relationship between leaders and their followers, and the complexity of leadership research and practices in Asian transformational economies. Covering a wide range of contexts and perspectives, the chapters are based on empirical studies with evidence-based findings that can be used as case studies for academics and practitioners. The handbook makes significant contributions to leadership theory including practice and assists international researchers, practitioners and students in understanding the influence of the Asian culture and its impact on leadership.

Politics Media and Democracy in Australia

Author: Brian McNair
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317675029
Format: PDF
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In Australia, as in many comparable democracies, the role of the media in the political process is high on the public agenda. There is a perception of widespread disillusionment with and disengagement from politics amongst voters, and criticism of the media for failing to fulfil their democratic responsibilities adequately. This book evaluates public perceptions of the performance of the political media in the context of the declared aims and objectives of media producers. From there the authors present findings for improving the capacity of political media to engage and inform their audiences in ways which enhance the quality and popular legitimacy of the democratic process. These conclusions are of import not only to Australians, but to observers of mediated politics in the UK, the US and other countries where similar debates around the ‘crisis of public communication’ are on-going.

Penguin Bloom

Author: Cameron Bloom
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641210585
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Wie ein kleiner Vogel einer Familie die Lebensfreude zurückschenkte Penguin Bloom ist schon jetzt ein absoluter Publikumsliebling. Die lustigen, einfach zauberhaften Fotos der frechen Elster und ihrer australischen Adoptivfamilie gingen über die sozialen Medien durch die ganze Welt. Was die Fans nicht kennen, ist die bewegende Geschichte hinter den großartigen Bildern. Es ist die wahre Geschichte der Familie Bloom, die nach einem tragischen Unfall beinahe zerbricht und durch den witzigen kleinen Vogel namens Penguin gerettet wird.

Tr nen des Mondes

Author: Di Morrissey
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426417359
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Wo die schillernden »Tränen des Mondes« gefunden werden, die australischen Austernperlen, dorthin zieht es im 19. Jahrhundert Seeleute, Vagabunden und Piraten. Und hier begegnen sich auch die energische Olivia und der Abenteurer John Tyndall. Gemeinsam wollen sie mit der Perlenfischerei ihr Glück machen. Bis Johns tot geglaubte Frau auftaucht und nicht nur Anspruch auf das Vermögen ihres Mannes erhebt ...

Eine sch ne junge Frau

Author: Tommy Wieringa
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446248536
Format: PDF, Docs
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Edward ist erfolgreicher Virologe - Arbeiten, Reisen, Affären -, Ruth fünfzehn Jahre jünger und Soziologiestudentin. Er verliebt sich hoffnungslos in sie, die beiden werden ein Paar und heiraten. Doch hier, wo viele Romane enden, beginnt Edwards eigentliche Geschichte erst. Der selbstbewusste Wissenschaftler, der die Versuchstiere eigenhändig tötet, wenn es der Karriere dient, hält Ruths moralischen Anforderungen nicht stand. Edward wird klar, dass sein besseres Ich bei seinem raschen Aufstieg auf der Strecke geblieben ist – für immer? Schonungslos, sensibel und genau erzählt Tommy Wieringa von der großen Liebe, die einem Mann in der Mitte des Lebens widerfährt und seine ganze Person in Frage stellt.