Confessions of a Failed Finance Minister
by Peter Walsh
Random House, 1995, 291 pages, ISBN 0091829992, b&w photographs, hardcover, dust jacket,
Like New, Gently used Condition, small insect bite marks at base of book (see photographs)
'Peter Walsh, the most outspoken minister in the ALP, updates his bestselling book to include analysis of the ALP debacle in the 1996 Federal election. He tells it how it was without fear or favour.
Walsh was one of the few clear-eyed members of the Labor government of the 80s and 90s: he, unlike many other politicians, fully understands that for governments to achieve anything, they need to make the best use of the money that they coerce from the public. This involves a rational look at all options, and ensuring that the scarce funding goes to the best place to do the best thing.'