Monday, February 20, 2012
The good, the bad & the unlikely: Australia's prime ministers
Since Federation in 1901 Australia has had twenty-seven prime ministers. Sir Robert Menzies was Prime Minister of Australia for eighteen years. Frank Forde, however, was only Prime Minister for eight days. Political journalist, Mungo MacCallum, has endeavoured to provide information about the twenty-six men and one woman who have so far held this most important role in our country. He writes not only about the time period when they held this office but also provides an account of their contribution to parliament and politics in general. He provides a readable insight into what is involved in reaching and keeping the top job.