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Corrie Perkin

Corrie Perkin reviews 'Public Life, Private Grief' by Mary Delahunty

October 2010, no. 325 01 October 2010
In August 1998 former ABC journalist Mary Delahunty won the by-election for the Victorian seat of Northcote. One year later, after Steve Bracks audaciously nabbed the premier’s crown from an unsuspecting Jeff Kennett, Delahunty found herself in charge of the education and arts portfolios. Her learning curve was steep. ‘If the chook shed was for parliamentary incubation then the dungeon provide ... (read more)