Crowe, Shaun: Whitlam’s Children: Labor and the Greens in Australia

Shaun Crowe

Whitlam’s Children: Labor and the Greens in Australia, MUP Academic, Melbourne, 2018; electronic version available

Over the past three decades, progressive politics in Australia has undergone a gradual but unmistakable transformation. Where the Australian Labor Party once enjoyed dominance over the political left it now shares space with the Greens; at times depending on minor-party support to form government, and even more often to pass contentious legislation. Based on over forty interviews with politicians and party figures, Whitlam’s Children is the first study of this increasingly important relationship in Australian politics. (blurb)

The book is reviewed for Honest History by John Warhurst. Reviews by Tom Greenwell in Overland, Kate Crowley in Inside Story. Launch speech by Andrew Giles, Labor MP. Article by the author in Inside Story. The author on Late Night Live with Phillip Adams. Google Books extracts. The thesis on which the book is based. Shaun Crowe is on Twitter. The author in Inside Story during the 2019 election.

The book opens with the death of Gough Whitlam in 2014. Honest History’s collection of articles from that time.

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