Nick Dyrenfurth

A Powerful Influence on Australian Affairs

A New History of the AWU

Melbourne University Press 2017

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In his book, A Powerful Influence on Australian Affairs: A New History of the AWU (Melbourne University Publishing, 2017), Nick Dyrenfurth, Executive Director of...

In his book, A Powerful Influence on Australian Affairs: A New History of the AWU (Melbourne University Publishing, 2017), Nick Dyrenfurth, Executive Director of the John Curtin Research Centre, explores the history of the nation’s oldest and most influential trade union, the AWU. Over 131 years, the Australian Workers Union has had a significant impact on Australia’s national identity and its center-left politics.

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