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Peter Van Onselen has never shied away from expressing his opinion. As one of Australia’s most high-profile political commentators, his preparedness to apply a well-trained mind to political, economic and social issues always provokes interest—and the response is not always favourable. In his first anthology of columns from The Australian, readers will traverse the state of play in Australian politics since the 2019 bushfires and the start of the Coronavirus pandemic right up to the 2022 Australian Federal Election. Peter’s headlines often evoke rabid social media commentary about the article and the prolific analyst of national affairs himself. In PVO join Peter as he goes beyond the headlines and examines the stories that have defined us, their relevance today, the fallout of his pieces at the time, and the times he’s had his opinion changed.
Dr Peter van Onselen has been the Contributing Editor at The Australian since 2009. He is also a professor of politics and public policy at the University of Western Australia and was appointed its foundation chair of journalism in 2011. He is also the Political Editor at Network 10 and hosts The Sunday Project with Lisa Wilkinson. Peter has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours, a Master of Commerce, a Master of Policy Studies and a PhD in political science. Peter is the author or editor of six books, including four best sellers. His biography on John Howard was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the best biography of 2007. Peter has won Walkley and Logie awards for his broadcast journalism and a News Award for his feature and opinion writing.
* The first anthology of Peter van Onselen’s columns from The Australian chronicling the way the Morrison government has handled COVID-19, natural disasters, political affairs within and outside of Australia, economic reform, and more. A timely and compelling discourse on Australian life. * New introduction and reflections on articles including the fallout at the time of publication, the current relevance of these ongoing issues, and Peter’s own changes in opinion. * An engaging journey through the columns and events that have defined Australian politics, culture and society since 2019, for readers interested in current affairs, thoughtful opinion pieces, and for politically engaged Australians of all ages with an interest in gaining a better understanding the current state of play. * Includes columns up to and including the 2022 Australian Federal Election. * Peter has a substantial social media following of 184.9k followers on Twitter and writes regularly for The Australian, reports for Ten News, has appearances on Network Ten programs, and has a guest spot on ABC’s Insiders. Publicity: * Coverage in mainstream national media including The Australian, TV (Sky News Australia, The Project), and national radio including 2GB and 3AW, News Weekly, Quadrant and Spectator Australia.
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