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Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is The Australian newspaper’s Editor at Large. He is the author of nine books on Australian politics and history including the influential The End of Certainty: Power, Politics and Business in Australia (1992) and Triumph & Demise: The Broken Promise of a Labor Generation (2014), his account of the Rudd–Gillard era. Present at Parliament House in Canberra on the day of the Dismissal, Kelly has covered this controversy ever since and has written several books on the subject, most recently The Dismissal: In the Queen's name (2015) with Troy Bramston.

Books by Paul Kelly

Love is Strong as Death

A collection of more than 300 of Paul Kelly's favourite poems.

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The Dismissal

Drawing on a range of new sources, some of which have never before been made public – including hundreds of pages from Kerr's archives – this remarkable account is dispassionate in its analysis, vivid in its narrative and brutal in its conclusions. It exposes the true motivations, the extent of the deceit and the scale of the collusion.

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How to Make Gravy

A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter.

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