Bernardi’s way

Bernardi’s way

The Conservative Revolution

by Cory Bernardi

Connor Court Publishing, $29.95 pb, 164 pp, 9781922168962

In a time of spin and media management, it is refreshing to read a book written by a politician setting out core beliefs. Cory Bernardi has done this in The Conservative Revolution. Its launch was greeted with reports of his support for a completely free market in labour relations, his opposition to abortion, and his dislike of homosexuality. Many presented his views as the extreme statements of a maverick, and some from his own side of politics joined in the attack. The prime minister was more muted in his comments.

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Shane Carmody

Shane Carmody works for the Library at the University of Melbourne, and was formerly Director, Collections at the State Library of Victoria. He has published on the history of collections and aspects of art history.
Published in March 2014 no. 359

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