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Lies and Falsehoods – the politics of deception


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Janine Perrett Columnist

Janine Perrett

Columnist @PerrettReport
Janine is a regular Crikey contributor. She is a journalist, broadcaster and commentator on business and politics with four decades of experience working in newspapers, radio and TV. She has worked across The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Nine Network, ABC, and Sky News where she hosted many shows including The Perrett Report.
Bernard Keane Politics Editor

Bernard Keane

Politics Editor @BernardKeane
Bernard is Crikey's political editor. Before that he was Crikey's Canberra press gallery correspondent, covering politics, national security and economics. Bernard was a policy adviser and speechwriter in transport and communications. He is also the author of several books dealing with politics and related issues, including War on the Internet.
Simon Longstaff Executive Director

Simon Longstaff

Executive Director @SimonLongstaff
Dr Simon Longstaff AO is executive director of The Ethics Centre. Simon is an Adjunct Professor of the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW, a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Royal Society of NSW and the Australian Risk Policy Institute.
Lies and Falsehoods: The Morrison Government and the New Culture of Deceit

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Launched 17 November 2021

No society or democracy can function without trust, and the consequences of this profound shift are clear. The first step to a remedy is in understanding both the liars and the environments in which they lie. 

Lies and Falsehoods does exactly that, in this highly readable and incisive account of how we found ourselves in this fractured post-truth world, and how we might get out.

If you would like to just get your hands on the book, you can order it here.

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How we got to here

Webinar 1 December 21 • 6:00pm AEDT

Crikey readers are no stranger to the political prose of Guy Rundle, who has been engaging and challenging our readers since 2007.

Join Crikey’s Charlie Lewis as he chats with Guy Rundle on his new book, which focuses on the past decade in Australia.

The ten years from 2010 to 2020, Guy believes he has witnessed a country changing and fracturing, due to the global wave of populism that has swept across conventional politics, and solidified the culture wars.

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