Australian Politics for Dummies

Australian Politics for Dummies

Nick Economou, Zareh Ghazarian
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As the hotly contested federal election approaches, and with several state elections also slated for 2010'11, there's never been a better time to get to grips with Australian politics. Whether you're a seasoned politicker or a voting novice, Australian Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding politics in Australia. You'll master the ins and outs of elections, parties, policies and legislation in no time. Australia is one of the few countries in the world that enforces compulsory voting, so vote with confi dence with the help of Australian Politics For Dummies! * Familiarise yourself with hot political topics past and present ' from White Australia to women in politics to climate change and beyond. * Learn the history and ideology behind Australia's major and minor political parties. * Understand Australia's three systems of government ' federal, state/territory and local. * Get to grips with how elections work
Nick Economou is a leading expert in political science. He is a senior lecturer at Monash University, and a respected author and media commentator. Zareh Ghazarian also lectures at Monash, has received awards for his research and teaching, and contributes to media and public debate.