Judy Brett taught and researched Australian Politics, Political Biography, and Political History at La Trobe University from 1989 to 2012. Among her publications are the award-winning Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People, Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class and three Quarterly Essays. In 2017 she published The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, which won the 2018 National Biography Award. She writes regularly for The Monthly on contemporary Australian politics.
Hollowed out, but not unhinged
The scenario put forth in Sam Roggeveen’s “Our very own Brexit” runs counter to the major parties’ economic realities.
Alfred Deakin and the roots of Australian foreign policy
To Deakin, The fault line in Australia’s relations with Great Britain was apparent as early as the 1880s.