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Credlin & Co.: How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself

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  • Title: Credlin & Co.: How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself
  • Author: Aaron Patrick
  • ISBN: 9781863958097
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback

Unlimited Credlin & Co.: How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself - by Aaron Patrick, Credlin & Co.: How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself, Aaron Patrick, Credlin Co How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself From the moment the Abbott government took office the Prime Minister and his staff ruthlessly controlled ministers backbenchers the public service and the media But the centralised decision making that had been so effective in opposition turned out to be a disaster in government Warriors is the first draft of history the inside story of

Credlin & Co.: How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself

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  1. I m not sure why the awful Abbot government keeps drawing me to read about it, but it does I think I want to try to understand how it happened that we found ourselves flung from pillar to post as as decency went out the window and aggressive bullying took over Informed, intelligent debate had no place in this regime, with three part slogans taking their place, as if the electorate us didn t deserve any better.Aaron Patrick s book takes us part way into the back rooms of government and parties He [...]


  2. Despite having some good quotes and anecdotes from insiders, this doesn t tell us much that we didn t already know from reading the news It does however have the potential to become a good resource on the Abbott era for future generations Royalties from this book are being donated to a fund on honour of Roger East and the Balibo Five to train East Tise journalists in Australia.


  3. Provides a concise overview of the relationship between Abbott and Credlin, how it was viewed by others and why this relationship is said to have contributed to Abbott s downfall There s really nothing new in the book, with much of the content already filling our newsfeeds Very topical, but like most things better left until there s some distance.


  4. Excellent summary of Abbott s woeful PM ship, and a cracker of a read I sailed right through it If you followed Abbott s rise and fall closely, there might not be many fresh revelations in here but you will at least get to revel in some schadenfreude.


  5. I am than happy to read books that a chronicle the disaster that was the Abbott government b cement Captain Flagpole s well deserved place as worst Prime Minister ever Bring em on This one slipped under the wire somehow when it was published late last year Although it doesn t raise the perception of an affair between Abbott Credlin it covers similar territory to Nikki Savva s book The Road To Ruin What it doesn t do is go far enough While it mentions Frances Abbott s scholarship that delivered [...]


  6. I tried Really, I tried I just could not could not finish this book By turns irrelevant, pandering, and wandering, this is the epitome of dreadful writing.Should be no stars.


  7. Good summary of the Abbott Government Nothing very revealing that you wouldn t know from following the media over the past 3 years.


  8. Author Aaron Patrick has produced an interesting read which covers the main missteps taken by the former Abbott Government Although the stories contained in the book will no doubt be familiar to those who have only a fleeting interest in Australian politics, the book as a whole does not feel redundant If anything, my only chief criticism would be that the work did not go far enough in assessing the power dynamics of Liberal power brokers Brian Loughnane and Peta Credlin Overall, I award the book [...]


  9. This book is a disappointment on almost every level Far from giving insight into Peta Credlin, or the relationship between her and Abbott as promised on the back cover , this book is largely a superficial account of the Abbott Prime Ministership in which Peta Credlin occasionally gets mentioned For a book selling itself on her name, the book will leave you only slightly informed about who Peta Credlin is and what she did than you knew before you picked it up.It largely reads like an essay someo [...]


  10. Written with a sympathetic feel for the conservative government, this books tag of How the Abbott government destroyed itself is left largely unanswered by the author.It repeats many of the falsehoods spread by the government, and its sympathetic media wing, about the opposition, which like Nikki Savva s Road to Ruin forces me to question just how much of the, limited, meat offered is actually true.It also repeats many of the lines tried by the former leaders of the government to sell their hars [...]


  11. The first draft of history is written by journalists Credlin and Co is a detailed account of the government that promised to be grown up but broke that promise along with many others There are no revelations here but there is a comprehensive and objective account of what may well be judged one of Australia s worst governments Patrick shows Prime Minister Tony Abbott s lack of judgement, leadership and ability to make the change from Opposition Leader to Prime Minister The result was detrimental [...]


  12. An easy to read, entertaining albeit politically horrifying account of the turbulent time of Abbott s Prime Ministership Many of the sources found within the book are unnamed, which as a reader, I found very frustrating That said, the very fact that so much of the Abbott Government s agenda was leaked by staffers, ministers and otherwise, fairly accurately highlights the issues faced by voters when a government continuously and unethically leaks information especially to the dubious Murdoch Pres [...]


  13. A light scamper through the two years of Tony Abbott s reign as PM Although critical, Patrick is balanced in his views on Abbott s strengths.However the title is misleading as we only catch glimpses of Peta Credlin and there is little in depth analysis of examples of her alleged interventions Indeed there is considerably in this book about Bill Shorten than about Credlin


  14. This book describes a long series of errors and misjudgments made by Tony Abbott, with intriguing tales from the inside The background of political tactics and ambitions is interesting, and also truly appalling I read the book at a great rate It is a fascinating read, with the type of fascination that strangely enjoys watching a disaster from the outside.


  15. Boring, boring, boring There was nothing in this book that was not already published ad nauseum Horrible people doing horrible things, a slow downhill slide to a quick and final death, politically speaking Don t bother




  16. Very easy to read Amazing to read how extremely dysfunctional the Abbott government was Amazing that it lasted as long as it did.


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