In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
'The fascinating story of how frustrated citizens rose up to humble the mighty Liberal party and create a new force in Australian politics in the 2022 federal election.' PETER HARTCHER
As Australia headed into the 2022 election, the media focused on the usual two-horse race. They ran photos of Scott Morrison in high-vis, and trapped Anthony Albanese with gotcha questions. But in community halls and online forums, suburban streets and country towns, a very different kind of political change was already well underway.
Brimful of enthusiasm, novice candidates, volunteers and campaigners were making it up as they went, with teams often working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, not daring to believe they might succeed. Everyday people in the safest Liberal seats donned teal, pink and purple T-shirts, turned up at railway stations at dawn and danced through shopping centres at lunch time. They wanted real action on climate change, integrity in politics, and gender equality. And they had found strong candidates willing to listen.
Journalist Brook Turner spoke to all the key players and watched the campaigns as they came of age. He tells the inside story of the grassroots movement that has up-ended politics in Australia. He explains how and why a community politics model minted in Cathy McGowan's campaign in rural Victoria has been adopted around the country, fuelled by local fundraising, Climate 200 and disgust with political jobs for the boys. He also examines why the established parties misread the public mood, and why the community activist genie unleashed at the 2022 election is unlikely to go back into the two-party bottle anytime soon.
'A forensic, intimate and detailed account about how a bunch of outsiders-all but one of them women-blew the 2022 federal election wide open.'JANE CARO
'Brook Turner has meticulously examined the process of making an authentic Australian Democracy Sausage and it turns out to be just what we were hungry for.*'CATHY WILCOX
* grass roots