Bobbie Oliver on Australia’s Secret War by Hal Colebatch

Book Review: Hal Colebatch, Australia’s Secret War: How unionists sabotaged our troops in World War II (Quadrant Books, Sydney, 2013), 340pp, $44.95 hard back. By Bobbie Oliver I have always regarded with some scepticism books whose titles include words such as ‘Secret’ or ‘Untold’, because they bear the connotation that someone has deliberately obscured the... Continue Reading →

Book launch: Conflict in the Unions: The Communist Party of Australia, Politics & the Trade Unions, 1945-60

Saturday, 23 November 2013 Longtime socialist, former tram conductor, 3CR City Limits co-presenter, and now labor historian Douglas Jordan has written a pioneering study of how the Communist Party of Australia did political work in the trade unions during the 1945-60 Cold War period. His work, Conflict in the Unions, published by Resistance Books, focuses... Continue Reading →

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