Independent Duo. "The Andren Report: An Independent Way In Australian Politics" by Peter Andren and "A Humble Backbencher: The Memoirs of Kenneth Lionel Fry" by Ken Fry. [review]
These two well-written, unpretentious and engaging books address a central question for those interested in parliamentary democracy: who should represent us? Is the best representative someone just like ourselves, or someone who knows how ‘the system’ works and can manipulate it in our interest? Should it be someone from the party in power? Should it be someone wise and experienced, or young and vigorous? Should it be a woman, to represent the largest proportion of the electorate?