Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart

Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart

Aaron Patrick / May 25, 2020

Downfall How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart In Australian Labor was one of the most successful centre left political parties in the world Freshly triumphant from a federal election it controlled states across Australia Labor s frontbench

  • Title: Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart
  • Author: Aaron Patrick
  • ISBN: 9780733331756
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 2007 Australian Labor was one of the most successful centre left political parties in the world Freshly triumphant from a federal election, it controlled states across Australia Labor s frontbench was full of young, smart and progressive activists Their leader s personal popularity rating was sky high They had inherited a booming economy and the promise of a brightIn 2007 Australian Labor was one of the most successful centre left political parties in the world Freshly triumphant from a federal election, it controlled states across Australia Labor s frontbench was full of young, smart and progressive activists Their leader s personal popularity rating was sky high They had inherited a booming economy and the promise of a bright future.Six years later, the party is in a death spiral, facing humiliating defeat in the forthcoming election Observers across the country are asking how did it come to this Commentators have pointed to the leadership struggle, to the lack of coherent policies, to an over reliance on polls All of that is true but Labor s biggest problem is one that no one wants to talk about ethics As Labor Party figures front up to corruption hearings, as revelations of deals for mates and misuse of funds come to light, as tales of faceless men exercising power for all the wrong reasons emerge, Labor s brand is indisputably tarnished.

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    1. Downfall : How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart (2013) by Aaron Patrick is the first book in what will probably be a substantial number of books on how the Australian Labor Party (ALP) went from holding every Australian state, territory and Federal government to only hanging on in the Australian Capital Territory and perhaps Tasmania. Patrick is a former Young Labor member who is now a senior journalist at the Financial Review. The book looks at the corruption scandals, the removal of Kevin R [...]


    2. This is how the modern Labor Party has lost touch with its grass roots members and the people it is supposed to represent. It's written by a former young Labor member so I felt I could "trust" it more. The book covers the corruption scandals of recent years and I particularly found the NSW Labor Party and the Health Services Union stories the most interesting as they were the one's I knew the least about. I found it fascinating how the unions effectively own the Labor Party and control who are p [...]


    3. "When yesterday's heroes become today's failures, those who follow are diminished" A compelling and gripping account of the Australian Labor Party's fall from grace. Stateside and nationally. Exposing years and years of scandalous occurrences, including the disgraceful behaviour of NSW Labor and the spectacular pressure QLD premier Anna Bligh was under during her campaign. Detailing the Rudd-Gillard PM switch and the 'faceless men' (a term I despise and that has been ridiculously overused) behin [...]


    4. in a word: disheartening. its no mean feat to read about the life, times, failings and toxicity of the ALP and Australian politics of recent years distilled into a narrative of amorality, ethics gone missing and the pursuit of power for its own sake. i say disheartening bc the situation shows no sign of abating. the protagonists have just changed. How to shoot yourself in the foot for a generation to come. a caustic cautionary tale.



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