Chipp Edited by John Larkin

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Chipp

Edited by John Larkin

Methuen Haynes, 1987 [First Edition], ISBN 0454013450, black & white plates, hardcover, dustjacket

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'Don Chipp - rebel, reformer, individual and idealist - served in the Australian Parliament for twenty-five years.  An insider with successive Liberal Governments from Menzies to Fraser, in 1977 he broke away and formed his own party, the Democrats.  Within a few years he gained and held balance of power in the Senate.  According to Bob Hawke, Don Chipp was perhaps 'the second most powerful man in Australia'.  It was Chipp's way to 'keep the bastards honest'.  This is Chipp's account of the last ten years, a time of political turmoil and personal pain and triumph.'