It was the best of times; it was the worst of times

Chris Aulich

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Charles Dickens began A Tale of Two Cities with the wonderfully evocative line that is the title of this chapter. It might well have described the fortunes of both major political parties in the period under review: the Commonwealth administration under Kevin Rudd from November 2007 until July 2010, when Rudd lost both the leadership of the Labor Party and the prime ministership.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010
EditorsChris Aulich, Mark Evans
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherANU E Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781921862069
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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