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Author Ferguson, Sarah (Journalist), author

Title The killing season uncut / Sarah Ferguson with Patricia Drum
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Melbourne Univ Press, 2016
Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Publishing, 2016


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Description ix, 301 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents The pitch -- The victory -- The precipice -- A hard interview -- Gillard's story -- Big dreams -- Train wreck -- Blood and guts -- The long game -- The challenge (Part I) -- The challenge (Part II) -- The long shadow -- No boundaries -- No-one escapes blame
Summary Australians came to the ABC's The Killing Season in their droves, their fascination with the Rudd-Gillard struggle as unfinished as the saga itself. Rudd and Gillard dominate the drama as they strain to claim the narrative of Labor's years in power. The journey to screen for each of their interviews is telling in itself. Kevin Rudd gives his painful account of the period and recalled in vivid detail the events of losing the prime ministership. Julia Gillard is frank and unsparing of her colleagues. More than a hundred people were interviewed for The Killing Season -- ministers, backbenchers, staffers, party officials, pollsters and public servants -- recording their vivid accounts of the public and private events that made the Rudd and Gillard governments and then brought them undone. It is a damning portrait of a party at war with itself: the personal rivalries and the bitter defeats that have come to define the Rudd-Gillard era
Analysis ALP
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Gillard, Julia
Party cohesion and loyalty
Party leadership
Rudd, Kevin
Television programs
Notes "Gold Walkley Award-Winning Journalist"--Cover
Also issued online
Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017, Non-fiction
Subject Gillard, Julia.
Rudd, Kevin, 1957-
Australian Labor Party -- Leadership.
Australian Labor Party.
Documentary television programs -- Australia.
Government and the press -- Australia.
Nonfiction television programs -- Australia.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Australia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Author Drum, Patricia, author
ISBN 9780522869958
OTHER TI The killing season (Television program)