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Author Savva, Niki, author

Title The road to ruin : how Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government / Niki Savva
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Scribe Publications, 2016
Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2016


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 W'PONDS  324.29405 Sav/Rtr  AVAILABLE
Description 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: One.Sowing the Seeds -- Two.The Peta Principal -- Three.Pressing Problems -- Four.Off to a Bad Start -- Five.Knightmare -- Six.Speaking of Disasters -- Seven.Same Sex, Same Problem -- Eight.ABBA (Anyone But Bloody Abbott) -- Nine.G8 Plus One -- Ten.Execution -- Eleven.Death before Dishonour
Summary Kevin Rudd was given no warning, but even he lasted longer than Abbott. Julia Gillard had plenty of warnings, but even she lasted longer than Abbott. Abbott ignored all the warnings, from beginning to end - the public ones, the private ones, from his friends, his colleagues, the media. His colleagues were not being disloyal. They did not feel they had betrayed him; they believed he had betrayed them. Their motives were honourable. They didn't want him to fail; they wanted the government to succeed, and they wanted the Coalition re-elected. Abbott and Credlin had played it harder and rougher than anybody else to get where they wanted to be. But they proved incapable of managing their own office, much less the government. Then, when it was over, when it was crystal-clear to everyone that they had failed, when everyone else could see why they had failed, she played the gender card while he played the victim. In The Road to Ruin, prominent political commentator, author, and columnist for The Australian Niki Savva reveals 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 paints an unforgettable picture of a unique duo who wielded power ruthlessly but not well
Analysis Australian
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Notes Shortlisted, General Non-fiction Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards, year 2017
Subject Abbott, Tony, 1957-
Credlin, Peta.
Liberal Party of Australia -- History -- 21st century.
Liberal Party of Australia -- Officials and employees.
Liberal Party of Australia.
Political leadership -- Australia -- 2013-
Political leadership -- Australia -- 21st century.
Politicians -- Australia -- Attitudes.
Political leadership -- Australia.
Politicians -- Australia.
Politics, Practical -- Australia.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Australia -- Politics and government -- 2013-
Australia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
LC no. 2015463549
ISBN 9781925307542
Other Titles How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government