2014 Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister
Now in its sixth year, the List contains books and articles that we believe the Prime Minister – or indeed any Australian – will find stimulating over the break. They are all good reads that we think say something interesting about Australia and its future. And they make terrific Christmas gifts.
This year’s list covers many vital subjects, from a discussion of Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century to the impacts of the ANZAC legend on modern defence policy. The list includes a candid look at women, men, family and work, an argument for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians, and the post-mortem of a spectacular political defeat. Capping off the list is this year’s must-read novel, a seamlessly shifting blend of poetry, pathos and humour from one of Australia’s finest story-tellers.