CARRICK: Principles, Politics
With a Foreword by Hon John
Howard AC OM
Hardback, 400 pages
PUBLICATION DATE - September 1, 2012
Government, Policy and Politics
Series, Public Policy Institute, Australian Catholic
Sir John Carrick has been one of the
more influential leaders in Australian politics and public policy over more than
half a century. He is the only person to
figure prominently in the governments of three of our longer serving prime
ministers – as strategist for Sir Robert Menzies, Senate Leader in the Fraser
Government, and mentor of John Howard.
This biography covers Carrick’s early
life, his wartime experience with Sparrow Force on Timor, years as a prisoner of
the Japanese (including time as a slave near Hellfire Pass), and his work with
the Mountbattens in Singapore at the end of the war. Drawn into a career in politics, he was for
more than two decades general secretary of the NSW Liberal Party, and served
fifteen years in the Senate, with seven years as a senior Cabinet minister
(Education and National Development and Energy). He reinvented Australian
politics for his time, and his commitment to principle won the respect of people
on all sides of politics. His continuing
role as a leading figure in education reform has earned him the highest national
honours and recognition from the universities and other educators. His story is of great value to everyone
interested in World War II and prisoners of war, and to all readers and students
of Australian politics and history.
Dr Graeme Starr, with
wide professional experience in practical politics, has written extensively on
political science and public policy and taught at several major Australian and
American universities. He now lives at
Wentworth Falls and is a Visiting Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of the
Australian Catholic University.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 June, 2012.