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Lure of Politics: Geoff Gallop's Government 2001-2006, The
The Lure of Politics takes readers back through the pivotal moments during Geoff Gallop's five years as Premier of Western Australia. Gallop was elected to power after eight years of conservative rule during which the reputation of previous Labor administrations had been damaged in the findings of the WA Inc Royal Commission. Gallop needed to establish his government's credibility against a backdrop of high community, political and public sector expectations.
Author Lesley van Schoubroeck, who worked in Gallop's department while he was Premier, analyses the moves Gallop made, the opportunities he had and the changes he implemented. Lesley showcases a Premier who was keen to make changes and frustrated by the need to compromise.