ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Latham was leader of the Australian Labor Party and leader of the Opposition from December 2003 to January 2005. His books include Civilising Global Capital and the bestselling Latham Diaries. He has a column in the Australian Financial Review and appears regularly on Sky News.

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Mark Latham considers the future for Labor. The nation has changed, but can the party? Not Dead Yet is an essential contribution to political debate, which addresses the question: how can Labor reinvent itself and speak to a changed Australia?
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

There is more to his Quarterly Essay than a loner’s visceral anger. His analysis is outstanding … A devastating critique of the unions as a moribund, unentitled and debilitating force in the contemporary Labor Party.

Henry Ergas, The Australian

His essay sees a mellowing of the angry Latham of the past decade, replaced by one who acknowledges errors as Labor leader and gives his successors some credit.

Australian Financial Review

Mark Latham’s vivid way with words and his sharp, unsentimental political analysis have always been his strengths.

Fiona Capp, Sydney Morning Herald

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