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Australian Politics For Dummies

Created especially for the Australian customer! Understand the Australian political system and make your vote count Get to grips with the good, the bad and the ugly of Australian politics! Whether you're a seasoned political punter or a voting novice, this is your essential guide to understanding politics in Australia. Master the ins and outs of elections, parties and policies, and learn to discuss the big issues in no time. You have to vote– now learn whyand how. Decipher political terminology – clear explanations of the houses of parliament, voting systems and more Learn how Australia's political system evolved– how Westminster and Washington were combined to produce'Washminster'Appreciate parliamentary roles– what the Whips do and just what the Usher of the Black Rod is Find out who holds the purse strings – how federal and state governments work out who pays for what Understand how political parties work – the differences between Labor and Liberal, and what coalition politics is Discover what's meant by the balance of power– how minor parties and independents contribute to politics Determine how your vote is counted – the difference between preferential voting and proportional representation Work out the media's role– how the media reports, interprets and sways political outcomes Open the book and find: Key points about past and current political hot topics Explanations of the Australian Constitution, including the crisis of 1975 Plans of the houses of parliament so you know who sits where Analysis of how themajor Australian political parties came about A concise description of the electoral pendulum Graphic descriptions of the different ballot papers A comprehensive glossary of political terms and jargon Learn to: Identify what makes the Australianpolitical system tick Distinguish between the differentpolitical parties Understand the influence of the media in Australian politics Cast your vote with confidence

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Nick Economou

Dr Nicholas Economou is an Australian political scientist. He is a regular commentator in the media on Australian politics, being published in a wide range of Australian and international newspapers.[1][2] He has also done commentary work for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Economou has a Bachelor of Arts (with honours), a Master of Arts and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. In his youth, he was heavily involved in student politics at both Melbourne and Monash universities.

Economou was critical of former Labor leader Kim Beazley's performance during 2006 and 2007, and called for the party to replace Beazley with now former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.[3]

Currently, Economou is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Monash University.[4] During 1995 and 1996, he was Monash University Lecturer in Australian Studies at the Sir Robert Menzies Centre at the University of London.

Nick once played bass guitar in a band called Desperate Alliance that, as the Monash University entrant, won the 3RRR Victorian Battle of the Bands competition in 1986.[5]


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