About the author
Troy Bramston is a senior writer and columnist with The Australian and a contributor to Sky News. He has worked as a policy and political adviser in government, opposition and the private sector. He is the author of two previous books: Rudd, Gillard and Beyond (2014, Penguin) and Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor's Challenges (2011, Scribe). He is the also editor of four books: The Whitlam Legacy (2013, The Federation Press), For the True Believers: Great Labor Speeches that Shaped History (2012, The Federation Press), The Wran Era (2006, The Federation Press) and The Hawke Government: A Critical Retrospective (with Susan Ryan, 2003, Pluto Press).