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            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated
             

            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knox, Malcolm

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            Why did the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau over his social media posts become one of the nation's most polarizing controversies? How could one man's religious views activate so many people in modern Australia? And what does the sides people found themselves on tell us about... the kind of country we've become? Starting with this striking incident, triple Walkley Award winning journalist Malcolm Knox paints a vivid portrait of the divisions that underlie our recent history, from marriage equality to the covid lockdown. He shows how free speech has become the new flashpoint of the 'culture wars', and how it remains our deepest national faultline.
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            ISBN 9781760856144
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation

            The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rubin, Jeff

            • RRP: $34.99
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            A provocative, far-reaching account of how the middle class got stuck with the bill for globalisation, and how the blowback - from Brexit to Trump to populist Europe - will change the developed world. Real wages have not risen much for decades. Union membership has collapsed. Ful...l-time employment is beginning to look like a quaint idea from the distant past. Falling tariffs, low interest rates, global deregulation, and tax policies that benefit the rich have all had the same effect- the erosion of the middle class. Bestselling author Jeff Rubin argues that all this was foreseeable back when major Western countries started to believe their own propaganda about free trade, and especially when they allowed China to exploit weaknesses in the trading system they devised. The result, growing global inequality, is a problem of our own making. And solving it won't be easy if we draw on the same ideas about capital and labour, right and left, that led us to this cliff. Articulating a vision that, remarkably, dovetails with the ideas of both Naomi Klein and Donald Trump, The Expendables is an exhilaratingly fresh perspective that is at once humane and irascible, fearless and rigorous, and most importantly, timely. GDP is growing, the stock market is up, and unemployment is down, but the surprise of this book is that even the good news is good for only 1 per cent of us. Praise for Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller- 'The book is a great read, and one that should be required for anyone with a long-term interest in ... energy, transportation, manufacturing or agriculture.' -The Globe and Mail 'Jeff Rubin is not your typical eggheaded senior economist ... And the controversy that has dogged his work is about to hit the boiling point ... So get set. If Jeff Rubin says something is coming, you better listen. Love him or hate him.' -Canadian Business 'Should be mandatory reading for all corporate executives.' -National Post Praise for The Carbon Bubble- 'An astute cr
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            ISBN 9781922310217
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia's First Women

            My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia's First Women (Hardback)

            By Silva, Marlee; Illustrated by Sarra, Rachael; Allingham, Charlotte

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            Tidda means sister. And Tiddas are stronger together.

            ISBN 9781741177114
            Published AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
             

            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize (Paperback)

            By Reid, Kiley

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            'One of the most-talked about debut novels of 2020' Stylist 'A new literary star' The Times The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chai...n of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know - about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege. __________________________ *A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK* *A ZOELLA BOOK CLUB PICK* *A TIMES, STYLIST, ELLE AND GLAMOUR BEST BOOK OF 2020* 'An essential new talent' Guardian 'A funny, charismatic book that will fire off a million debates . . . The one to watch' Sunday Times 'I couldn't put this down' Jojo Moyes 'Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto' Stylist 'Twists that made me gasp out loud . . . A gripping page-turner' Madeline Miller 'A beautiful tale of how we live now' Elizabeth Day 'Charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning' Observer
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            ISBN 9781526612168
            Released AU 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Magic Mistakes
             

            Magic Mistakes (Hardback)

            By Blecher, Belinda; Illustrated by Allen, Lisa

            • RRP: $25.99
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            Whether it's tasting a new food, diving into a pool or riding a bike, Frankie Lane won't risk not being the best. Join Frankie and her fantastically daring friend Tallulah Flare on an adventure into the wonder of Magic Mistakes. Encourages us to embrace our imperfections, take ri...sks and welcome failure as a part of growth.
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            ISBN 9781925231953
            Published AU 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Interactive Publications
            Interest Age 4-8 years
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            Do You Know Me?
              

            Do You Know Me? (Paperback)

            By Westcott, Rebecca; Scott, Libby

            • RRP: $17.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            Tally is autistic and proud. She used to feel that she had to hide her autism, but now Tally is determined to make sure people see who she really is. Except for one thing - Tally's school trip, which means new places, new people and new challenges.

            ISBN 9780702300950
            Released AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Hidden Hand: Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping The World

            Hidden Hand: Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping The World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hamilton, Clive; Ohlberg, Mareike

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            The global follow-up to bestseller Silent Invasion: China's influence in Australia.

            ISBN 9781743795576
            Published AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

            Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Steffensen, Victor

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            Victor's story is a cry from the heart for change in how Australia cares for country.

            ISBN 9781741177268
            Published AU 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The High Road; What Australia Can Learn From New Zealand; Quarterly Essay 80
              

            The High Road; What Australia Can Learn From New Zealand; Quarterly Essay 80 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tingle, Laura

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 20

            In a tumultuous year, Australia and New Zealand have never been closer, as we move towards a shared travel zone, based on remarkable success in suppressing COVID-19. But why, despite being so close, do we seem to know so little about each other? And is there such a thing as natio...nal character? In this wise and illuminating essay, Laura Tingle looks at leadership, economics, history and more. Competitiveness has marked our relationship from its earliest days. In the past half-century, both countries have been compelled to remake themselves amid shifting economic fortunes. New Zealand has been held up as a model for everything from tax reform to the way we conduct our politics. What have been the outcomes? How do they compare to ours? Tingle considers everything from Morrison and Ardern as national leaders to the different ways each country has dealt with its colonial legacy. What could we learn from New Zealand? And it from us? This is a perceptive, often amusing introduction to a country just like ours in some ways, but quite different in others.
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            ISBN 9781760642228
            Published AU 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Pure Narco

            Pure Narco (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fink, Jesse; Navia, Luis

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            It's a life story that reads like something out of a John Grisham or Elmore Leonard novel that it's remarkable it has remained untold for so long. Careers in the cocaine-trafficking business are usually short. It's not only a dangerous profession, fraught with the possibility of ...capture and long jail sentences, but it can be deadly if the cartels get to you first. Not for Luis Antonio Navia. For 25 years the Cuban-American smuggled hundreds of tons of white powder for the biggest cartels in Colombia and Mexico, including Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel. In a profession populated by thugs, Navia's dress sense and good manners earned him the nickname 'El Senador' (The Senator). He refused to carry a weapon. What made him good at his job was amassing trusted contacts, losing very few shipments of coke, and maintaining a low profile. He also maintained a normal family life with a Colombian wife and two young children. But he was never far removed from the most brutal violence imaginable. One friend got his head cut off. Another was hit over the head, put in a 55-gallon drum full of cement and dumped in a canal. Navia himself was kidnapped three times and went close to being fed alive to crocodiles. Somehow through it all he managed to survive and spent two decades fooling the DEA and other law-enforcement agencies. That was until he came under the radar of Robert Harley, a tenacious US Customs special agent in Key West, Florida, who was determined to bring him to justice. What followed was an international game of cat-and-mouse that culminated in Navia's 2000 arrest in Venezuela in one of the biggest antinarcotics takedowns of all time, the 12-nation Operation Journey. Spanning decades, continents and featuring a who's who of the drug trade, Pure Narco is a fast-paced adventure ride into the dark underworld of cocaine trafficking, written with the cooperation of a dozen law-enforcement agents from the world's top antinarcotics forces in the United States and Great Brita
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            ISBN 9780143796275
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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