From the suburbs: building a nation from our neighbourhoods
Collection of author's papers over the past two years, reflecting his work as a Labor Party frontbencher. Outlines the direction the author believes the ALP should head in, including dispersing power and wealth widely across our society, and bringing economic assets and cultural influences into the hands of 'outsiders' in Australia's suburbs and towns. Looks at the new culture war and a new agenda for social democracy. Includes endnotes and index. Author is Shadow Minister for Economic Ownership, Housing, Urban Development and Community Security in the Australian Federal Government, and has previously written 'What Did You Learn Today?' and 'Civilising Global Capital'.
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