Author(s): Nick Dyrenfurth
Getting the Blues is an unsparing take on what many are calling Labor’s unlosable election and presents a bold, passionate blueprint for renewal. Nick Dyrenfurth takes stock of the turbulent last decade of Australian politics and identifies what is really roiling our polity – economic insecurity, seismic cultural change and a shattering of faith in our democratic institutions. In Dyrenfurth’s candid account of the Rudd-Gillard years, the Shorten-era and 2019 federal election, Getting the Blues provides answers to the big questions confronting modern Labor: is it fundamentally broken? Or does the 128-year-old party have the willingness to change and renew itself?