Reporting from the backrooms and corridors of Parliament House in Canberra to the streets of post-industrial Burnie in Tasmania, the struggling rural communities of Gippsland and the Queensland heartland, Royce Kurmelovs captures with perceptive, real-time analysis the rise of Australian populism.
The people and places he profiles tell the story of those independent political figures who have tried to take power from the outside and those who feel abandoned by both the left and right of politics. Overshadowing it all is the controversial figure of Pauline Hanson, a woman who came back from oblivion to become a powerbroker just as the country breathlessly watched the election of Donald Trump and wondered whether the same could happen here.
ROGUE NATION is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what is happening to politics in this country, and what the future might hold.
Reports the important stories of those most affected by the death of car manufacturing - ADELAIDE REVIEW on Royce Kurmelovs' THE DEATH OF HOLDEN
a case study of modern economics in action - SATURDAY AGE on Royce Kurmelovs' THE DEATH OF HOLDEN
Brilliant and powerful - Senator Nick Xenophon on Royce Kurmelovs' THE DEATH OF HOLDEN
a persuasive account of SA industry and society over half a century - SUNDAY TERRITORIAN on Royce Kurmelovs' THE DEATH OF HOLDEN
provocative and insightful . . . a great read
A good read, guaranteed.
up there with the best - OzPolitics
This analysis is compelling. Kurmelovs has produced a insightful, energetic book. - Australian Book Review
Royce Kurmelovs is a journalist and writer whose work has been published by the BBC, Al Jazeera English, VICE, THE GUARDIAN, CRIKEY, the SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN and various other publications. Royce grew up in Salisbury, South Australia, and now lives in Adelaide's west. Royce's second book, ROGUE NATION, was published in 2017. He is working on a third book, for publication in 2018.