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    A Premier's State
    A Premier's State
    <i>'In May 1994, while I was going through pre - selection for the seat of Williamstown, I sat down at my desk at home and I wrote a note. I was thirty - nine years old and in that note I mapped out what I hoped would happen in my life.'</i> By the time he was forty - eight, Steve Bracks had achieved the goal he'd set himself nine years earlier. He was premier of Victoria. In <i>A Premier's State</i> he reflects on his ambition to make a difference, and how he reached his goal. He talks about his early childhood growing up in a conservative but impassioned family that supported the Democratic Labor Party, and about his gradual evolution from left - wing university radical to pragmatic centre - left premier. He reveals for the first time the background to his decision to take the party's leadership from his friend John Brumby in 1999 - then to hand it back to John in 2007 when he sensationally resigned from office. He gives insights into how to run a successful government and how to manage the factions, and talks about everything from the impact of public life on his family, to forming minority government with independents.
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    Book Author
    Steve Bracks and Ellen Whinnett
    Genre Biography & Autobiography , Politics & Government
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459661974
    Publisher
    Melbourne University Press
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    16-Apr-2013

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