The ousting of a Prime Minister from the top job is a brutal process and last year’s removal of Malcolm Turnbull was no exception. On Mutiny guides the reader through those 12 days in August, tracking the events and key players.
From the surprising first spill vote, to the section 44 issues that put a cloud over Peter Dutton’s bid for the leadership, David’s account draws on solid sources from the government benches and provides crucial insight as to what happened, particularly over that crucial last sitting week in August.
What is rare about this book is what is doesn’t talk about! On Mutiny is a straight forward account of the events of the time.
Most books written in the political sphere these days contain a lot of detail and analysis, and whilst they do have their place on the shelf, David’s book takes the pressure off the reader to get their head around the detail and presents a clear picture of the most bizarre weeks in Australian Politics since November 1975.
On Mutiny is published by Melbourne University Press and can be purchased here.