‘Australian History in 7 Questions’ by John Hirst

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About the author Mark McKenna

Mark McKenna is a professor of history at the University of Sydney. His books include An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark.

 

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How to be a prime minister

The task ahead for Anthony Albanese in restoring the idea that governments should seek to make the country better

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The edge of their seats

Lessons from Gilmore, Australia’s most marginal electorate

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The future of the Liberal Party

Peter Dutton doesn’t just have a talent problem on his hands

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Ghosts in the war machine

Does the military attract violent misanthropists, or are they forged in murky theatres of war?