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A bigger picture / Malcolm Turnbull.

Author/Creator:
Turnbull, Malcolm, 1954- author.
Publication:
Richmond, Vic. : Hardie Grant Books, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
vi, 698 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustration, portraits (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm.
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Subjects:
Turnbull, Malcolm, 1954-.
Liberal Party of Australia.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- Biography.
Politicians -- Australia -- Biography.
Political leadership -- Australia.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Political leadership.
Politicians.
Politics and government.
Prime ministers.
Australia.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.
Summary:
When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation's top job there was a sense of excitement in Australia. Sky-high opinion polls followed as the political outsider with a successful business, legal and media career took charge. The infighting that dogged politics for the best part of a decade looked to be over. But a right-wing insurgency brutally cut down Turnbull's time in office after three years, leaving many Australians asking, 'Why?' Exceptionally candid and compelling, A Bigger Picture is the definitive narrative of Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership. He describes how he legalised same-sex marriage, established Snowy Hydro 2.0, stood up to Donald Trump, rebooted Australia's defence industry and many more achievements. But it's far more than just politics. Turnbull's life has been filled with colourful characters and controversies, success and failure. From his early years in Sydney, growing up with a single father, to defending 'Spycatcher' Peter Wright against the UK Government; the years representing Kerry Packer, leading the Republican Movement and making millions in business; and finally toppling Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister of Australia. With revelatory insights on the workings of Canberra and the contentious events of Turnbull's life, A Bigger Picture explores the strengths and vulnerabilities of one of Australia's best-known and dynamic business and political leaders.
Contents:
Part 1: Beginnings (1954-82)
Part 2: Law, business and the Republic (1983-2003)
Part 3: Parliament (2004-2013)
Part 4: Abbot Government (2013-15)
Part : Turnbull Government (2015-18).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of the author.
ISBN:
9781743795637
1743795637
OCLC:
1129263548