Introduction. Part I: Politics: You're in It. Chapter 1: Australian Politics: The Basics. Chapter 2: Hot Topics in Australia: The Political Debate. Part II: The Australian System of Government. Chapter 3: One Country, Many Rulebooks. Chapter 4: Westminster: Much More than Big Ben. Chapter 5: Washminster: The Australian Hybrid. Chapter 6: Parliament: The House on the Hill. Chapter 7: Governing the Great Southern Land. Part III: Party Time! Chapter 8: Parties, Parliament and Politics. Chapter 9: The Australian Labor Party. Chapter 10: The Liberal Party. Chapter 11: The National Party. Chapter 12: The Minor Parties and Independents. Part IV: Citizen Power! Chapter 13: Elections: A Festival of Democracy. Chapter 14: Let the Campaign Begin! Chapter 15: The Fourth Estate: The Media. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Politicians Who Made an Impact. Chapter 17: Ten Speeches Worth Listening to Again. Chapter 18: Ten Acts of Political Bastardry in Australia. Glossary. Index.
Nick Economou is a leading expert in political science. He is a senior lecturer at Monash University, and a respected author and media commentator. Zareh Ghazarian also lectures at Monash, has received awards for his research and teaching, and contributes to media and public debate.