Title The secret / Alexandra Smith.
Secret : the behind-the-scenes story of the mighty rise and shocking fall of Gladys Berejiklian
Imprint Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2022.©2022
Author Smith, Alexandra. author.
Date 01-01-2022
Physical description 262 pages ; 24 cm
Item 352.3409944 SMI (Copy 1) MAIN-MONO 326467 INLIBRARY
352.3409944 SMI (Copy 2) GFL-MONO 326468 INLIBRARY
LCSH Premiers (Australia) -- New South Wales -- Biography.
Women politicians -- New South Wales -- Biography.
Misconduct in office -- New South Wales .
Political corruption -- New South Wales.
New South Wales -- Politics and government -- Biography.
Berejiklian, Gladys, 1970-
Liberal Party of Australia. New South Wales Division -- Officials and Employees
Liberal Party of Australia -- Officials and employees
ISBN 9781761260742
Abstract "Gladys Berejiklian was Australia's rockstar premier. The first woman to lead NSW, she steered the state through devastating bushfires, drought and a once-in-a-generation pandemic with grace and a steady hand. To many Australians, she was 'The Woman Who Saved Australia' for the way in which she navigated the first wave of COVID, with a sterling reputation as a dedicated and reliable public servant. But for all of her premiership, and well before, Berejiklian was harbouring a secret that she kept from her friends, family, colleagues and constituents. That secret - revealed during ICAC proceedings in 2020 - would eventually bring down one of the country's most deeply respected leaders. Journalist Alexandra Smith tells the inside story of the dramatic last weeks of Berejiklian's premiership and examines the political decisions and personal sacrifices that characterised her early days in public life, her rise to the top and her eventual downfall. The Secret is an unputdownable account of a story that captured Australia's attention, and a vital investigation of how the toxic power and gender dynamics of politics can shape ambition - and end careers."--Publisher's website
LCN 1331111
Item ID 326467
Database Library Catalogue