2014, English, Book edition: Dick Hamer : the liberal Liberal / Tim Colebatch. Colebatch, Tim, (author.)

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Dick Hamer : the liberal Liberal / Tim Colebatch
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/206836469
Physical Description
  • 1 online resource.
Published
  • Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic. Scribe Publications, 2014.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Dick Hamer : the liberal Liberal /​ Tim Colebatch.
Author
  • Colebatch, Tim, (author.)
Other Authors
  • Ebooks Corporation
Published
  • Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic. Scribe Publications, 2014.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • online resource
Physical Description
  • 1 online resource.
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Summary
  • He was the reformer who made Victoria a leader in social equality, the arts, and the environment. He and his government built the underground rail loop, decriminalised homosexuality, abolished capital punishment, and outlawed sexual discrimination in the workplace. Hamer and his team ended the demolition of the inner suburbs, preserved the best of the state's buildings and landscapes, and set aside large areas of diverse ecosystems as national parks. They gave Melbourne key infrastructure such as the West Gate Bridge and the Thomson Dam, extended the city's tramlines for the first time in half a century, and built art galleries, libraries, and theatres all over the state. Yet Dick Hamer was a Liberal: a Toorak boy educated at Victoria's best schools, who served for years under the conservative Sir Henry Bolte before taking the reins himself and making the Liberal Party a spearhead of reform from 1972 to 1981. Hamer was a different kind of politician. He was intelligent, fair-minded, courteous, and hard-working, and governed with the longterm interests of his people in mind. He never tried to manufacture issues or direct debates for short-term political gain. Victorians recognised this, and elected him three times in a row as their premier — the last Liberal premier in Australia to have achieved this feat. He stands as the exemplar of important qualities in the Liberal tradition. Dick Hamer: the liberal Liberal is the first biography to be written of this remarkable man, who so embodied a quality now lacking in our public life: integrity.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Other Form
  • Original 9781925106138 1925106136
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781925113396
Dewey Number
  • 994.506092
Standard Number
  • YBP12326952
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