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Keep the Bastards Honest/Chipp, Don/Hardb/0646437577/S037-B
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On a recent visit to the Australian Parliament, former senator Don Chipp looked with dismay at our federal politicians realising that the majority of them had approved of imprisoning young children for up to two years without trial. Their only crime was to flee with their parents from a monster like Saddam Hussein.
He contemplated how many of our elected politicians had allowed the government to send young Australians to a war in Iraq on the basis of a lie, without the decision being referred to Parliament.
He wondered at the seeming loss of the 'fair go' syndrome which has been so much a part of the Australian character since the Eureka Stockade.
In this book Don Chipp asks, 'Did the bastards win after all?' One sad fact is certainà 'the bastards are back in business, only they are better at it now.'
Running parallel with this Orwellian scenario is a liberal spread of truly funny stories, which reveal that Chipp has retained his mischievous sense of humour.
He interweaves these anecdotes with the flair and timing for which this remarkable Australian has become famous.