A Secret Australia: Revealed by the WikiLeaks Exposés (Paperback)

A Secret Australia: Revealed by the WikiLeaks Exposés By Peter Cronau (Editor), Felicity Ruby (Editor) Cover Image
By Peter Cronau (Editor), Felicity Ruby (Editor)
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In A Secret Australia, nineteen prominent Australians discuss what Australia has learnt about itself from the WikiLeaks revelations—revelations about a secret Australia of hidden rules and loyalty to hidden agendas. However Australians may perceive their nation’s place in the world—as battling sports stars, dependable ally, or good international citizen—WikiLeaks has shown us a startlingly different story. The revelations flowing from the releases of millions of secret and confidential official documents by WikiLeaks have helped Australians to better understand why the world is not at peace, why corruption continues to flourish, and why democracy is faltering. This greatest ever leaking of hidden government documents in world history yields knowledge that is essential if Australia, and the rest of the world, is to grapple with the consequences of covert, unaccountable, and unfettered power.

About the Author

Peter Cronau is an investigative journalist and a producer for ABC TV's Four Corners. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the Gold Walkley for his reporting on the political violence in East Timor in 2006. He has also reported for ABC Radio’s Background Briefing, most recently with the groundbreaking report ‘Pine Gap’s role in US warfighting.’ His forthcoming book is titled The Base: Australia’s secret role in America’s global wars (ABC Books, 2020). Felicity Ruby is a PhD candidate at Sydney University undertaking research on surveillance and democracy. She was previously advisor to Scott Ludlam for his first six years in the Australian Senate, headed the UN Office for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was a policy adviser at the UN Development Fund for Women and at Greenpeace International.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781925835939
ISBN-10: 1925835936
Publisher: Monash University Publishing
Publication Date: February 1st, 2021
Pages: 200
Language: English