Speaking for Myself Again Four Years of Labour and Beyond

by Cheryl Kernot

On Sale: 01/09/2010

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About the Book

Cheryl's struggle to be heard and taken seriously for her intellectual contribution mirrors the struggles of many women. She gives her perspective on why the Labor experiment didn't work. She challenges the shallow media interpretations of how 'good' and 'successful' politicians should behave and how politics should be conducted. this is the story of a woman, who was also a politician. As one leading Australian politician once told her, 'Don't be scripted by mugs, love!'. She's ready to admit that she was and the rest is history. In her own words, 'I want my knowledge of recent history to rank alongside the mythologies for women to understand. they are wondering what happened.' Cheryl's struggle to be heard and taken seriously for her intellectual contribution mirrors the struggles of many women. She gives her perspective on why the Labor experiment didn't work. She challenges the shallow media interpretations of how 'good' and 'successful' politicians should behave and how politics should be conducted. this is the story of a woman, who was also a politician. As one leading Australian politician once told her, 'Don't be scripted by mugs, love!'. She's ready to admit that she was and the rest is history. In her own words, 'I want my knowledge of recent history to rank alongside the mythologies for women to understand. they are wondering what happened.'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780730493563
  • ISBN 10: 0730493563
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/09/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 16.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

Biography

Cheryl Kernot (BA DipEd) entered politics in 1979. She became Senator (Australian Democrats) for Queensland in 1990 and was leader of the Australian Democrats from 1993 until 1997 when she resigned from parliament to contest a marginal seat for the Labor Party. She was elected as the Member for Dickson (1998). She served as Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Infrastructure Transport and Regional Services and Shadow Minister for Employment. Ms Kernot was defeated at the November 2001 elections. She lives in Queensland.


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