The sharpest sword

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April 2007, no. 290
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Australia's Own Cold War: The waterfront under Menzies by Tom Sheridan

MUP, $49.95 pb, 389 pp

The sharpest sword

by
April 2007, no. 290

The most recent cause célèbre of Australian industrial relations was the 1998 waterfront dispute, when the Howard government failed to destroy the Maritime Union of Australia. The Australian waterfront has been a continuing site of struggle since the famous industrial disputes of the 1890s. Tom Sheridan’s Australia’s Own Cold War: The Waterfront Under Menzies helps to remind us of the intense and bitter nature of industrial relations in that industry. Readers will find themselves making comparisons with the 1998 dispute and with other major events which have occurred in Australia’s political history.

Braham Dabscheck reviews 'Australia's Own Cold War: The waterfront under Menzies' by Tom Sheridan

Australia's Own Cold War: The waterfront under Menzies

by Tom Sheridan

MUP, $49.95 pb, 389 pp

Buy this book

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