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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Margaret Simons is an award-winning journalist and the author of thirteen books, including biographies of Malcolm Fraser and Penny Wong. She won the 2015 Walkley Award for Social Equity Journalism and has been honoured with several Quill Awards for journalistic excellence.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Judith Brett is emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University and one of Australia’s leading political thinkers. A former editor of Meanjin and columnist for The Age, she won the National Biography Award in 2018 for The Enigmatic Mr Deakin. Her other books include From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting, Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People and Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class.


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