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  1. Power Trip - Chapter 1

    POWER TRIP The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd David Marr WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL “Those Chinese fuckers are ... capital is tired of him. He’s seen in that little world of power as a weird guy and a failing prime minister. He puzzles his caucus, ... android would say so often, “I am only human.” Power Trip - Chapter 1 ...


  2. Power Trip - Chapter 3

    BABE IN THE WOODS Rudd found Labor almost by accident. Among his few friends at Nambour High were ... He was a raconteur and the boy lapped up his stories. “Kevin was an absolute babe in the woods, but Dad could see his potential,” ... to waste.”  With the Callanders he went to his first political meeting: Bjelke-Petersen addressing a packed Nambour Town Hall in the ... he drank, it was only a little. Drugs were not part of this journey. He told Julia Baird: “I used to have very conservative views about ... childhoods, sought to patch himself together by pursuing powerRudd found power at the university in another quarter altogether. He led a group of ... yes. As any sort of formal resolution, no.” Power Trip - Chapter 3 ...


  3. Power Shift - Chapter 16

    POWER TRIP Correspondence James Boyce David Marr’s analysis of the fuel powering our former prime minister’s “power trip” only deepened the mystery concerning his core political values. While anger from childhood experiences is clearly a pillar of ... than raw emotion must have provided energy for the gruelling journey to the highest public office in the land. Marr seems aware of this, but ... of the faith journey he so usefully documents and that Rudd described in his landmark 2006 Monthly essay on faith and politics. ... new-Labo(u)r Christians such as Kim Beazley or Tony Blair, Kevin Rudd is not easily seen as a modern-day Christian socialist. Nor for that ...


  4. Faction Man - Chapter 10

    ... world and an industry that guarded its immense profits with trip-wires and mastiffs. He was embarking on another of the primal battles with ... Chris Bowen, had been. But Paul Barry, writing on the Power Index website, saw the gap Shorten was filling in Gillard’s team:  ... Gillard and key ministers let Australia know what life with Kevin PM had been like. Shorten did not join this outpouring of scorn. He did ... available on the net – of his infidelity. “Life’s a journey of experiences,” he told the paper. “I am in a good place right now ... never been taken before. It earned him the ire of a very old political friend, the new national secretary of the union, Kathy Jackson. She ... to try to claw money back from Wilson. The media took up the issue with renewed relish. Gillard repeated her old denials. Gun journalist at ...


  5. Made In England - Chapter 6

    ... What is pretty well certain is that no other European power possessed the capacity to maintain and service such a colony. That the ... unimaginable in the rest of Europe, Britain also had a political system whose efficiency and stability was the guarantee of the rest. ... was mooted in the 1780s, the slavery question had been at issue in Britain for almost a century. The list of public figures who had ... of a commercial station of the ’50s, or John Howard or Kevin Rudd’s answers to a caller on talk-back radio or in an interview on TV with ... Singapore, Colombo, Bombay, Aden, Suez, and on the return journey brought us British migrants on assisted passages – they paid ten pounds for the one-way trip. 1952 saw the dawn of what was hailed as “the new Elizabethan ...