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PAPERBACK EDITION.CREASES AND MARKS TO SPINE AND COVER

A timeless classic of gender and Australian federal politics.'Ministers came and went and reappeared, seeking to lay their hands on a splendid prize: the machinery of government.'It is 1977, two years after Australia???s constitutional crisis. The bureaucrats in West Block, home of the Prime Minister???s department, are recovering from the shock of Gough Whitlam???s dismissal.George Harland schemes to preserve his departmental standing. Henry Beeker stakes his career on stalling a policy while Catherine Duffy risks her life rescuing victims of an ill-conceived one. Jonathan Roe sets off the tripwires in textbook economics. And all the while Cassie Armstrong, head of the department???s women???s unit, is driven to despair.Life is tense in West Block. Pigeons nest in the leaking roof. A move is imminent: it???s feared the government plans to tear it down. The old time bureaucrats are adjusting to a new, feminist presence in its corridors. But West Block is more than just a rundown public service office building. Here is the nation in microcosm.

West Block

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