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The Adolescent Country
Author: Peter Hartcher

ISBN: 9780143572435
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 5 November 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.4 x 1.0
Description:
The great crises that threaten Australia's national prosperity come from abroad. So do the grandest opportunities. But in Australian politics the big matters are commonly crowded out by the small. International policy is used for domestic point-scoring. Leaders are criticised for travelling beyond the water's edge. Measured against its potential today and its needs tomorrow, Australia is seriously underperforming. It is wasting valuable opportunities to strengthen its position and help shape the world.

Drawing on exclusive interviews with prime ministers, foreign ministers and other policy-makers, Gold Walkley award-winning journalist peter Hartcher argues Australia needs to shake off its 'provincial reflex' and become a mature player in global affairs.

About the Author

Gold Walkley award - winning journalist Peter Hartcher is currently the political and international editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Washington, and has broken some of the biggest stories in Australian foreign policy and public life. Acknowledged as an independent, non-partisan comme...

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