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Our future prime minister
23 August 2018
Before reading this, my knowledge of Bill Shorten was that he was a man of mystery. He came to light at the Beaconsfield Mine Disaster, and being accused of knifing two prime ministers, and came on to become the now leader of the opposition.
This book covers his upbringing (in private schools), his wharfie father (Bill Snr), and his wheeling and dealing to rise through the ranks of unions, and now the ALP.
He still remains a man of mystery and I get the feeling you only will find out what he wants found out. Sadly this book highlighted the factional power plays that wrack the labor party, and will continue to do so. Bill's assertion that union members know more than the labor members so they get a better say in deciding policy is ludicrous.
A good book that gives you plenty to think about.