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The Resource The Australian moment : how we were made for these times, George Megalogenis

The Australian moment : how we were made for these times, George Megalogenis

Label
The Australian moment : how we were made for these times
Title
The Australian moment
Title remainder
how we were made for these times
Statement of responsibility
George Megalogenis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australians are generally uncomfortable in the global spotlight - outside of sports stadiums. But after seeing us negotiate the Asian financial crisis, the tech wreck and the Global Financial Crisis that bred the Great Recession, the world is now turning to us, the 'miracle economy', for guidance. This is the page-turning story of our nation's remarkable transformation since the '70s. One of our most respected journalists, George Megalogenis, traces the key economic reforms and brilliant moments of collective instinct that opened our society to the immigration of capital, ideas and people to just the right degree. He pinpoints the events that shaped our good fortune and national character, and corrects our selective memory where history has been misunderstood or misdirected by self-interested political leadership. No one writing today is better at reading the numbers and telling the story around them than Megalogenis, and no one else has been able to coax our former prime ministers to candidly re-assess each other's contribution to the Australian Moment. Fraser, Hawke, Keating, Howard and Rudd, as well as Whitlam's confidant Graham Freudenberg, go on record for the first time about many aspects of the internal politicking, decision-making and bids for the legacy of our astonishing period of significant reform
Writing style
Award
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Nonfiction, 2013.
  • Walkley Award for Best Nonfiction Book, 2012.
Additional physical form
Also available online.
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10103026
Cataloging source
ANL
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Megalogenis, George
Dewey number
320.994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how we were made for these times
Label
The Australian moment : how we were made for these times, George Megalogenis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 372-384) and index
Control code
000048151530
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
394 p. [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670075218
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)767512363
Label
The Australian moment : how we were made for these times, George Megalogenis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 372-384) and index
Control code
000048151530
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
394 p. [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670075218
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)767512363

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