Dark Victory: How a Government Lied Its Way to Political Triumph

Dark Victory: How a Government Lied Its Way to Political Triumph


By (author) David Marr, By (author) Marian Wilkinson

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 196mm x 41mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 1741144477
  • ISBN 13: 9781741144475
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd Second Edition, Second ed.
  • Sales rank: 126,581

Product description

This genre-breaking inside account of the Tampa, the Children Overboard affair and the Pacific Solution. Updated with startling new information.

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Author information

Marian Wilkinson is one of Australia's leading journalists and the author of The Fixer a revealing account of the life and career of Labor's Graham Richardson. She has worked as a senior reporter for the Australian, deputy editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and executive producer of Four Corners. She is currently the Washington correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. ..David Marr is the award-winning author of Patrick White: A Life Barwick and The High Price of Heaven. In a career spanning thirty years, he has written for The Bulletin and the Sydney Morning Herald, edited the National Times and reported for Four Corners. He is now presenter of ABC-TV's Media Watch.

Table of contents

1. Full up: August 23 to 26..2. Sea rescue: August 26..3. Australia v. the boat people..4. Canberra scrambles: August 27..5. Pan Pan: August 28..6. Boarding party: August 29..7. Labor cornered: to August 31..8. Pacific Solution: August 30 + 31..9. The rule of law: August 29 to September 3..10. The thick grey line: September 3 to 10..11. The shadow of the Twin Towers: September 11 to 19..12. The voyage of the Manoora: September 3 to October 8..13. Launching the campaign: to October 8..14. Orders from the top: October 6 to 9..15. Truth overboard: October 9 to 12..16. A military campaign: October 14 to 23..17. The boat that sank: October 17 to 28..18. The worst of times: October 23 to November 4..19. The navy leaks: November 4 to 8..20. The burning issue: November 8 + 9..21. Victory party: November 10..Aftermath..Notes..Glossary and abbreviations