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Author Bracks, Steve, 1954-

Title A premier's state / Steve Bracks with Ellen Whinnett
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.5040924 Bracks Bra/Pst  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary By the time he was forty-eight, Steve Bracks had achieved the goal he'd set himself nine years earlier. He was Premier of Victoria. In A Premier's State he reveals for the first time the background to his decision to take the party's leadership from his friend John Brumby in 1999 - then to hand it back to John in 2007 when he sensationally resigned from office. He gives insights into how to run a successful government and how to manage the factions, and talks about everything from the impact of public life on his family, to forming minority government with independents.his wide-ranging, thoughtful and incisive look at Steve's life and his career encompasses not only his thoughts on the Labor Party, but at the state of Australian politics generally, both during Steve's time in politics and after it
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Notes Also available online
Subject Bracks, Steve, 1954-
Australian Labor Party. Victorian Branch.
Premiers (Australia) -- Biography.
Premiers -- Australia -- Victoria -- Biography
Premiers -- Victoria -- Biography
Victoria -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Victoria -- Politics and government -- 1990-2001
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Whinnett, Ellen.
ISBN 9780522860795 (paperback)
9780522862140 (ebk.)