Author(s): Wayne ERRINGTON and Peter VAN ONSELEN
Tony Abbott came to the prime ministership lauded as the most effective leader of the opposition since Whitlam. Why then did he fail to succeed in the job to which he had aspired for decades? Battleground chronicles the paradox of the Abbott prime ministership: steadfast loyalty when pragmatism was required; social values at odds with community attitudes; stubbornness when strategy was essential.
"Peter van Onselen is an Australian academic, author and political journalist. He is the Contributing Editor at The Australian newspaper and a presenter at Sky News. He holds the Chair of Journalism at the University of Western Australia Wayne Errington is the author of numerous books and articles about Australian politics. He is senior lecturer in politics at the University of Adelaide."