Save the Children Red and White Gala Wine Dinner
Book now, for the save the children red and white gala wi...
Live Music Thur and Fri nights!
We are proud to offer members and friends the most sophis...
Despite our business focus here at the press club we appr...
'I survived the 60s' Fancy dress dinner dance!
If you survived the 1960's, were born in the 1960's, or h...
Stay up to date with the latest news, events and entertainment from the National Press Club of Australia.
Journalist, Presenter, Author
October 18, 2010
"The Party Thieves - The real story behind the 2010 election"
SPECIAL TIME OF 7PM. $20 PER PERSON INCLUDES DRINKS AND CANAPES.
Barrie Cassidy will be joined by panellists Malcolm Farr, Dennis Atkins and Chris Uhlmann with Heather Ewart in the role of Chair.
When veteran journalist and former Hawke media adviser Barrie Cassidy first started thinking about this book in December 2009, Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd were leaders of their parties. Within six months, both men had been deposed. Cassidy contends that both men stole their parties away: Turnbull by insisting on a climate change policy that the majority hated; Rudd by his authoritarian rule and disregard for MPs and party members. In the end, both parties came and took back their parties.
Cassidy contends that the removal of Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister, in the lead-up to the 2010 election ranks with the Dismissal, the disappearance of Holt and the day Fraser called an election as one of the four big stories in Australian politics in the last 50 years. The Party Thieves is more than just a campaign diary of the 2010 election; it is an analysis of a tumultuous eight months in politics, and the impact on the party and the population.