Quarterly Essay 56: Clivosaurus

Quarterly Essay 56: Clivosaurus

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Who is Clive Palmer, and what does his ascent say about Australia's creaking political system?In Clivosaurus, Guy Rundle observes Palmer close up, examining his rise to prominence, his beliefs, his deals and his politics - not to mention his poetry. Rundle shows that neither the government nor the media have been able to take Palmer's measure. Convinced they face a self-interested clown, they have failed to recognise both his tactical flexibility and the consistency of his centre-right politics. This is a story about the Gold Coast, money in politics, Canberra's detached political caste and th.With a vote of63 per cent to 20 per cent forthe nearest rival, they elected Nelson Mandela as their president. In 2002 the people of the new nationof East Timorwent to the pollsand elected Xanana GusmApo as their president bya margin of 83anbsp;...

Title:Quarterly Essay 56: Clivosaurus
Publisher:Black Inc. - 2014-11-14


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