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Author Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015.

Title Common ground : issues that should bind and not divide us / Malcolm Fraser
Published Camberwell, Vic. ; London : Viking, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.063092 Fraser Fra/Cgi  AVAILABLE
Description xxix, 266 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. A Liberal's approach -- 2. High noon for globalisation -- 3. Australia in the world -- 4. Sovereignty, international law and global cooperation -- 5. The United Nations: between sovereignty and global governance? -- 6. Human rights and responsibilities: do we live in a humane world? -- 7. Reconciliation: the past we need to understand -- 8. Multiculturalism
Summary "Malcolm Fraser believes passionately that, whatever our politics, humanitarian issues are the 'common ground' we all share. Here his thoughtful and often provocative analysis of issues ranging from the role of the United Nations to globalisation, from multiculturalism to the urgent need for reconciliation, reveals a man who cares deeply about Australia, its people and its place in the world. In this timely book, Fraser explores: how Australia is positioned in the Asian region and within a new world order; whether globalisation can work for rich and poor alike, rather than creating greater inequality and environmental degradation; why governments that claim to take a global view of money should also take a compassionate, global view of people; and why reconcilliation is essential for a humane, generous and fair Australia." -- BOOK JACKET
Analysis Globalisation
Aboriginal reconciliation
Human rights
Political dissent
Liberal Party of Australia
Australia overseas comparisons
Notes Based on a collection of speeches given over a number of years, mostly since the author left the parliament
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Based on a collection of speeches given over a number of years, mostly since the author left the parliament
Subject Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015 -- Political and social views.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.
Globalization -- Australia.
Human rights.
Multiculturalism -- Australia.
Speeches, addresses, etc., Australian.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Genre/Form Speeches.
Author Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015.
LC no. 2002489777
ISBN 0670040207
Other Titles Common ground : issues that should bind & not divide us