The Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010 by Chris Aulich
English | Oct. 10, 2011 | ISBN: 1921862068 | 288 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
This edited collection examines Commonwealth administration under the leadership Prime Minister Kevin Rudd from 2007-2010. This was a remarkable period in Australian history: Rudd’s government was elected in 2007 with an ambitious program for change. However, as the chapters in this book demonstrate, these ambitions were thwarted by a range of factors, not the least being Rudd’s failure to press ahead when he confronted ‘road blocks’ such the ETS or managing his massive agenda which constantly elevated issues to ‘first order priority’.