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.
Updated 2019 edtion
For those who want to understand Australian politics today —
Why does Australia change its prime ministers so often? Has the job of prime minister become more difficult? It has certainly become more insecure, with six changes in the eleven years between 2007 and 2018. Here is the story of how all twenty-nine former prime ministers lost their jobs.
‘Dr Abjorensen is one of the country’s most astute political commentators and historians. He writes with the depth of insight and authority that only comes with long personal observation, careful reflection and massive research. Prime ministerial departures demonstrate not only much about the individuals concerned—many of whom Dr Abjorensen met during his years as a journalist—they also allow us to glimpse some of the essential features of our political culture.’
– Frank Bongiorno AM FRHistS FASSA
Professor of History, The Australian National University