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Fairly Good Government

Catch and Kill: The Politics of Power by Joel Deane UQP, 2015, 368 pages, $32.95   State politicians get a lot of stick. When things go wrong in their vast spread of responsibilities for services to the public, which is most of the time, they are sneered at as incompetent. When things go right, which is even more of the time, nobody notices. And most of the time the public irritatedly regards them as having had a glamour by-pass, not good enough for the top of the class in Canberra. Joel Deane’s “insider” account of the Bracks–Brumby years in Victoria…

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