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Misunderstood event in these years the rise of Tony Abbott and the reason for his success It was Abbott’s performance that denied Rudd and Gillard the chance to recover Labor misjudged Abbott and paid the price Kelly writes with a keen eye and fearless determination His central theme is that Australian politics has entered a crisis of the system that unless corrected will diminish the lives of all Australian Kelly s book succeeds in putting the complex events of 2007 to 2013 into a chronology while his access to key figures of the period is a major strength His account is let down by occasional resort to reductive binary representations of issues and some argumentative overreach Cenote event in these years the rise of Tony Abbott and the reason for his success It was Abbott’s performance that denied Rudd and Gillard the chance to recover Labor misjudged Abbott and paid the price Kelly writes with a keen Sottomissione eye and fearless determination His central theme is that Australian politics has Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown entered a crisis of the system that unless corrected will diminish the lives of all Australian Kelly s book succeeds in putting the complex The Isles events of 2007 to 2013 into a chronology while his access to key figures of the period is a major strength His account is let down by occasional resort to reductive binary representations of issues and some argumentative overreach

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En hostility under the pressures of politics and policy Veteran journalist Paul Kelly probes the dynamics of the Rudd–Gillard partnership and dissects what tore them apart He tells the full story of Julia Gillard’s tragedy as our first female prime minister her character Rudd’s destabilisation the carbon tax saga and how Gillard was finally pulled down on the eve of the election Kelly documents the most I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review Drawing on than sixty on the record interviews with all the major players Triumph and Demise is full of remarkable disclosures It is the inside account of the hopes achievements and bitter failures of the Labor Government from 2007 to 2013 Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard came together to defeat John Howard formed a brilliant partnership and raised the hopes of the nation Yet they fell into tension and then hostility under the pressures of politics and policyVeteran journalist Paul Kelly probes the dynamics of the Rudd Gillard partnership and dissects what tore them apart He tells the full story of Julia Gillard s tragedy as our first female prime minister her character Rudd s destabilisation the carbon tax saga and how Gillard was finally pulled down on the eve of the 2013 electionKelly documents the most misunderstood event in these years the rise of Tony Abbott and the reason for his success It was Abbott s performance that denied Rudd and Gillard the chance to recover Labor misjudged Abbott and paid the priceKelly writes with a keen eye and fearless determination His central theme is that Australian politics has entered a crisis of the system that unless corrected will diminish the lives of all AustraliansThis book is an interesting history of the RuddGillard government in Australia between 2007 2013 The author goes to some great lengths to get access to some of the major players of the time and their insights are extremely valuable in decoding this story The motivations of the caucus to try and topple Rudd which were chaotic to say the least to the ensuing chaos that was the Gillard government It is hard to believe that all this went down only a few years ago However there seems to be missing a balanced view of the period and that is sad as I would have favoured this book if that had been the case I can turn on the TV and see biased reporting every day of the week I don t want it in my books naive I knowThis book does leave us with some understanding of what has happened over the last decade or so and what challenges lies ahead of our country in the near future Overall a decent history of a very troubling time in our political historyPaulARH

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Drawing on than sixty on the record interviews with all the major players Triumph and Demise is full of remarkable disclosures It is the inside account of the hopes achievements and bitter failures of the Labor Government from to Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard came together to defeat John Howard formed a brilliant partnership Triumph and PDFEPUBand raised the hopes of the nation Yet they fell into tension and th Kelly s book is not a patch on his classic The End of Certainty but he does recognise an unresolved and worsening crisis of Australian politics as underlying the problems of the political class His insights into the internal political logic of the Coalition and how that led to the improbable elevation of Tony Abbott as leader are very revealing and put the issue of climate change in a understandable context a political one rather than something to do with policyThe ALP s problems are less well delineated although he doesn t fall into the pro Gillard narrative that the 2010 leadership coup was unavoidable He doesn t grasp how Rudd s ability to position himself as above the union ALP nexus was such a plus and he cannot really explain why the machine took back its party He probably misses just how effective an internal operator Gillard was and just how much this was a negative for the party in public political termsFinally the ordering of the narrative betrays Kelly s inability to get his head around the insider outsider dynamic that gave Rudd three years of historically high popularity despite his alleged internal dysfunction and which killed Gillard So he gives way too much store to asylum seekers stimulus spending the mining tax and pink batts being issues that independently shifted opinion against Rudd and thereby downplays the centrality of climate change as an agenda that Rudd used against the old politics and therefore how when he was pushed to drop it he had few other cards left to playYou need to tolerate Kelly s own ideological preferences to get the most out of the book but he as usual has gained rare access to the main players and so for anyone trying to understand the rolling crises of the last few years this is a better place to start than many of the self serving memoirs doing the rounds

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  • Triumph and Demise
  • Paul Kelly
  • English
  • 10 June 2018
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About the Author: Paul Kelly

Australian political journalist.



10 thoughts on “Triumph and Demise

  1. says:

    Could have done without the author's personal opinions being shown through the running commentary Overall a very comprehensive retelling of the Rudd Gillard Rudd government and the political landscape both before and after this reign

  2. says:

    Kelly's book is not a patch on his classic The End of Certainty but he does recognise an unresolved and worsening crisis of Australian politics as underlying the problems of the political class His insights into the internal political logic of the Coalition and how that led to the improbable elevation of Tony Abbott as leader are very revealing and put the issue of climate change in a understandable context a p

  3. says:

    chronicle of australia's federal governments during the rudd gillard rudd years 2007 13 a competent but incomplete political history of the period omits gillard's office trying to stage a race riot on australia day kelly interviews many of the

  4. says:

    I'm deeply torn by this book It's actually somewhat even handed as journalism excepting the author's rather disturbing delusion that The Australian is an objective newspaper although mostly tossed off as afterthoughts presumably because than a token effort at fairness would get in the way of criticising the ALPBecause make no mistake that's

  5. says:

    I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review Drawing on than sixty on the record interviews with all the major players Triumph and Demise is full of remarkable disclosures It is the inside account of the hopes achievements and bitter failures of the Labor Government from

  6. says:

    Paul Kelly manages a reasonably even handed account of the chaos and the commitment at the heart of the previous government I thought the narrative was repetitive and there was sometimes a jump back and forth in the seuence of events But in the end these faults somehow seemed to emphasise the craziness of the times being describedI had forgotten how very bizarre things were less than two years agothe non challenge Bob

  7. says:

    Kelly's book succeeds in putting the complex events of 2007 to 2013 into a chronology while his access to key figures of the period is a major strength His account is let down by occasional resort to reductive binary representations of issues and some argumentative overreach

  8. says:

    An insightful analysis of politics over the past 7 years and the challenges currently facing Australia

  9. says:

    Insightful and thorough but not much here that will surprise if you followed this saga through the media More of a reference text

  10. says:

    Informative and interesting Well written and very readable

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