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Joh for PM : the inside story of an extraordinary political drama / Paul Davey
Bib ID 6645843
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Davey, Paul, author
 
Description Sydney, N.S.W. NewSouth Publishing, 2015 
©2015 
306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781742234335 (paperback)
Summary

Unfolding like a political thriller, Joh for PM reveals for the first time the details of the campaign that rocked Australian politics. In 1987 the Queensland Premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, launched an audacious bid to break the federal Opposition Coalition, replace Ian Sinclair as National Party leader, and become Prime Minister himself. Trench warfare waged between the Sinclair and Joh forces during one of the most bizarre and divisive periods in Australian politics. In Joh for PM National Party insider Paul Davey reveals what went on behind closed doors in top-level internal meetings and the strategies aimed at thwarting the Joh campaign and reuniting the party at state and federal levels. 'Anyone who thinks Clive Palmer's excursion into federal politics is a bit weird should read about the crazy days of the Joh for PM campaign.' - Michelle Grattan.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index.

Subjects Bjelke-Petersen, Joh Sir, 1911-2005.  |  National Party of Australia. Queensland Branch.  |  Political leadership -- Queensland.  |  Political leadership -- Australia.  |  Queensland -- Politics and government.  |  Australia -- Politics and government.  |  Australian

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