21 AUG 6.30pm - David Crowe

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21 AUG 6.30pm - David Crowe

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A cracking account of the rivalries and hatreds that
split the Liberal Party, brought down Malcolm Turnbull and propelled Scott Morrison to power.


Join us at Riverbend on Wednesdayt 21st of August at 6.30pm as author David Crowe tells us about his new book, Venom: Vendettas, betrayals and the price of power, the secret history of the brutal power play to lead the government.

They plotted. They schemed. They unleashed chaos.
Australia lost two prime ministers in three years in a period of political bloodshed that took the nation’s government to the brink of collapse — until an extraordinary election changed everything.

Venom sheds new light on the fall of Tony Abbott, the rise of Malcolm Turnbull and the electrifying leadership spill that brought parliament to a halt in August 2018. In a day-by-day account, it reveals the strategy Scott Morrison used to defeat his opponents and claim ultimate authority.

David Crowe reported these events for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age as they unfolded. Using more than one hundred interviews with the participants, he tells an epic story of revenge, hatred and the ruthless pursuit of power. And he asks whether the future holds any peace when the past is so full of poison.

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