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  • Published: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760893156
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $34.99

Party Animals

The secret history of a Labor fiasco




How did Labor lose the unlosable election?

Secrets, lies, lawyers and covert recordings. If you thought the 2019 election was just about a death tax that didn’t exist, you’re in for a surprise.
From the dark arts of the dirt units to the role of billionaire Clive Palmer, this is the untold story of an election debacle.
The Labor Party was the unbeatable favourite to win the 2019 election right up until the polls closed and voters delivered the surprise verdict.

If the results staggered pundits, they also shocked Bill Shorten and his frontbench, who had spent the final weeks of the campaign carefully planning for their first days in office.
Party Animals uncovers the secret history of a Labor fiasco, the untold story behind Scott Morrison’s miracle

  • Pub date: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760893156
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $34.99

About the Author

Samantha Maiden

Samantha Maiden is the political editor for the New Daily. She has covered federal politics from the Canberra press gallery for 21 years including the rise and fall of six prime ministers, seven elections and multiple leadership challenges. She is a regular panellist on The Project and The Drum.


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