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.
|Title of host publication||The Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010|
|Editors||Chris Aulich, Mark Evans|
|Place of Publication||Canberra, Australia|
|Publisher||ANU E Press|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Aulich, C. (2010). It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. In C. Aulich, & M. Evans (Eds.), The Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010 (1 ed., pp. 3-16). ANU E Press. https://doi.org/10.22459/RG.12.2010