The road to ruin : how Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government

The road to ruin : how Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government
Savva, Niki
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Abbott ignored all the warnings, from beginning to end, the public ones, the private ones, from his friends, his colleagues, the media. His colleagues were not being disloyal. They did not feel they had betrayed him; they believed he had betrayed them. Their motives were honourable. They didn't want him to fail; they wanted the government to succeed, and they wanted the Coalition re-elected. Abbott and Credlin had played it harder and rougher than anybody else to get where they wanted to be. But they proved incapable of managing their own office, much less the government. Then, when it was over, when it was crystal-clear to everyone that they had failed, when everyone else could see why they had failed, she played the gender card while he played the victim. This book reveals the ruinous behaviour of former prime minister Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Based on the author's unrivalled access to their colleagues, and devastating first-person accounts of what went on behind the scenes, she paints an unforgettable picture of a unique duo who wielded power ruthlessly but not well.

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Political leadership--Australia--2013-
Politicians--Australia--Attitudes.
Politics, Practical--Australia.

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ISBN:

9781925321401 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Savva, Niki,

Title:

The road to ruin : how Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government / Niki Savva.

Portion of title:

How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government.

Publication Info:

Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2016.

Publication Info:

copyright2016

Physical description:

326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Personal subject:

Abbott, Tony, 1957-

Personal subject:

Credlin, Peta.

Corporate subject:

Liberal Party of Australia.

Subject term:

Political leadership--Australia--2013-

Subject term:

Politicians--Australia--Attitudes.

Subject term:

Politics, Practical--Australia.

Geographic term:

Australia--Politics and government--2013-

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