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    DescriptionWhen Julia Gillard took the reins of the Australian Labor Party on 24 June 2010 she did so with the goodwill of the majority of her party and a fawning Canberra press gallery. The man she had supplanted, Kevin Rudd, led an isolated band of angry Labor voices at this surprising turn of events. The collective political and media verdict was that his time, short though it had been, was up. But when Gillard announced in February 2011 that her government would introduce a carbon pricing scheme, Rudd and his small team of malcontents were already in lock-step with key Canberra and interstate journalists in a drive to push her out of the prime ministerial chair. Never has a prime minister been so assiduously stalked. Cast as a political liar and policy charlatan, Julia Gillard was also mercilessly and relentlessly lampooned for her hair, clothes, accent, her arse, even the way she walks and talks. Rudd, on the other hand, could barely do any wrong. His antics were afforded benign, unquestioning prime-time media coverage. This is the story about one of the most extraordinary episodes in recent Australian political history. It focuses on Team Rudd and the media's treatment of its slow-death campaign of destabilisation, with its disastrous effect on Gillard and the government's functioning. It is about a politician who was never given a fair go; not in the media, not by Rudd, not by some in caucus.


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    Title
    The Stalking of Julia Gillard
    Subtitle
    How the Media and Team Rudd Contrived to Bring Down the Prime Minister
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kerry-Anne Walsh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742379227
    ISBN 10: 1742379222
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL, JPL
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    BISAC V2.8: REF026000
    LC classification: JQ
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Approval Code: A41203000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    B&T Approval Code: A15703000
    BISAC region code: 6.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 324.29407092
    BISAC V2.8: POL055000
    Thema V1.0: JPL, JPHL, CBW
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    15 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Kerry-Anne Walsh worked for 25 years in the federal parliamentary press gallery, as chief political correspondent for publications such as the Daily Telegraph, the Bulletin magazine and the Sun-Herald. She also wrote for a string of international publications, and worked in both radio and TV. She is a regular political commentator on Sky News, Radio New Zealand and the ABC.