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Robert Macklin and Paul Kelly: Political Lives

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Robert Macklin and Paul Kelly: Political Lives
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Where exactly does Kevin Rudd fit into the traditions set by Australia's national leaders? In this lively session from the Perth Writers Festival, political journos and biographers Robert Macklin and Paul Kelly discuss the last generation of Lodge-livers, from blokey Bob Hawke and smooth-as-Zegna Paul Keating, to wannabe common men John Howard and Kevin Rudd.How important is personality and background in forming the styles and policies of recent Australian Prime Ministers? And is little Kevin really the schoolyard victim, trying to fend off attack from the playground bully, Tony Abbott?moreless

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