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Story of Our Country: Labor's Vision for Australia

Pabst, Adrian (2019) Story of Our Country: Labor's Vision for Australia. Connor Court Publishing, Brisbane, 220 pp. ISBN 978-1-925826-59-3. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:76652)

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Paul Keating once remarked, “We at least in the Labor Party know that we are part of a big story, which is also the story of our country”.

Labor’s vision of the good life is anchored in the everyday experience of working people. This gives Labor its distinctive strength – a paradoxical character that is at once progressive and conservative.

Adrian Pabst argues that to gain and retain power, Labor needs to build coalitions between its traditional working-class base and middle-class voters. Labor can achieve this by deploying its distinctive strength to tackle the most critical issues facing Australia: inequality, precarious jobs, the care crisis, climate change, and emerging foreign powers.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions and public administrations (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Adrian Pabst
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 08:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:07 UTC
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