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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Judith Brett is professor of politics at La Trobe University and one of Australia’s leading political thinkers. She is a former editor of Meanjin and columnist for the Age. She is the author of the award-winning Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People and Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class: From Alfred Deakin to John Howard (2003), which was shortlisted for the Queensland premier’s prize for non-fiction.

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What are the prospects for a new compact between country and city in Australia in the twenty-first century?
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Brett is one of our most experienced and sober commentators on currents in the conservative/rural stream, and always deserves a hearing. Fair Share gives a clear and solid account on how we have come to focus on the Big Country as a problem.

The Canberra Times

An unalloyed expose of the plight of those who live in the countryside.

Ross Fitzgerald, The Australian

A clear and compelling account of how the country went from being a key source of the nation’s economy, pride and sense of self, to a problem that needs to be addressed.

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