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Margaret Simons, author of Quarterly Essay 15: Latham's World – The New Politics of the Outsiders, is an award-winning freelance investigative and feature journalist. She provides media commentary for Crikey and writes for the Age, the Sydney Morning HeraldGriffith Review, the Monthly as well as other publications. Her book, The Meeting of the Waters: The Hindmarsh Island Affair, won the Queensland premier’s literary award for non-fiction in 2003. Her book The Content Makers: Understanding the Future of the Australian Media was longlisted for the non-fiction book award in the 2008 Walkley awards.


Margaret Simons takes a long hard look at Mark Latham, the self-proclaimed "club buster" and the man who would be prime minister.
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