The God­fa­ther: The Life of Brian Burke

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Books -

By Quentin Beres­ford Allen & Un­win, 294pp, $ 35 AT any other time Alan Car­pen­ter would prob­a­bly have wel­comed this book, but its ap­pear­ance on the eve of the West Aus­tralian elec­tion was not the best tim­ing for the Premier. There is a great deal in Quentin Beres­ford’s book about the way po­lit­i­cal in­flu­ence ped­dling works in the west, es­pe­cially in the La­bor Party. This makes it a good read for any­body in­ter­ested in Aus­tralian pol­i­tics and it is an es­sen­tial one for any­body who says there is no need for an in­de­pen­dent cor­rup­tion com­mis­sion in ev­ery state and ter­ri­tory.

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