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Australian Books

Saints and demons

28 November 2015

9:00 AM

28 November 2015

9:00 AM

Machine Rules: A political primer Stephen Loosley

Melbourne University Press, 2015, pp.223, $34.99, ISBN: 9780522867404

On the Edges of History: A Memoir of Law, Books and Politics Michael Sexton

Connor Court Publishing, 2015, pp.276, $29.95, ISBN: 9781925138641

‘The Australian Labor Party is composed of two main factions,’ writes novelist Shane Maloney, ‘Them and Us’.

This truth illuminates the recently published tales of two authors – Machine Rules, A Political Primer by Stephen Loosley and On The Edges of History, A Memoir of Law, Books and Politics by Michael Sexton – each on a quest for a career in the ALP.

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Rebecca Weisser is a freelance journalist and regular book reviewer

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