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Author Deane, Joel, 1969- author

Title Catch and kill : the politics of power / Joel Deane
Published St Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland Press, 2015
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Contents Cover; Author biography; Title page; Imprint page; Contents; Dedication; Epigraph; Prologue; Catch; Charlie Foxtrot Politics; Cops and Cockroaches; Memo from 'Bongo Land'; Enter the Independents; Shellbacks and Troglodytes; Choking the PiƱata'; Treachery Place; Outnumbered; Julia, Boudicca; The Golden Four; The Picture of Dorian Gray; A Dark Horse; Kill; Skylab; An Unholy Trinity; A Machine Made of People; Citizen Steve; A Blinding Aura; Crossing the Rubicon; Broken Glass; One Crowded Year, Part One; One Crowded Year, Part Two; A Death in the Family; Heading for Armageddon
'Jesus Fucking Bananas'A Taxi Called Kevin; The Smartest Person in the Room; Running Out of Friends; Postscript -- The Road to Ithaka; Acknowledgements; Endnotes; Index
Summary Power is the only measure of a politician that matters: how they win power, how they use power, how they lose power. Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of politics-the winning, the using, the losing. Joel Deane's gripping study of the politics of power takes us into the inner sanctum of state and national politics in Australia, investigating how four friends-Steve Bracks, John Brumby, John Thwaites, and Rob Hulls-beat the factions, won office in Victoria, then tried to hijack Canberra. It delivers a slice of political gothic, exploring
Analysis Australian
Subject Australian Labor Party. Victorian Branch.
Political planning -- Australia -- Victoria.
Politicians -- Australia -- Victoria.
Power (Social sciences) -- Australia -- Victoria.
Victoria -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0702251623 (electronic bk)
0702251631 (electronic bk)
9780702251627 (electronic bk)
9780702251634 (electronic bk)