Essays and Books

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Quarterly Essay 60,  2016 

Political Amnesia – How we forgot how to govern
Published November 2015 ISBN:9781863957861

This is precisely the kind of political journalism we don’t get see often enough. Laura Tingle steps back from the fevered rush of what we call political “news” – constant leadership speculations, polls, gaffes and so on – to concentrate on the bigger picture, the underlying causes of the collective amnesia that, she argues, characterises recent governments” – Sydney Morning Herald.

“Tingle has written a vivid, often witty, consistently depressing essay about a political class that desperately needs to remember its past in order to shape its future, and hold on to any wise heads that are still left”.- The Australian

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Quarterly Essay 46, 2012

Great Expectations – Government, entitlement and an angry nation
Published June 2012 ISBN: 9781863955645

“Tingle offers a brilliant analysis of the state of play in 2012. For that reason alone, this is the most important Quarterly Essay to date” – Canberra Times .


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| Books |


In Search of Good Government    

Published 2017. Black Inc      ISBN: 9781863959285

Awards for In Search of Good Government

  • Finalist, 2016 Walkley Award for Long Feature Writing

Chasing the Future: Recession, Recovery and the new politics in Australia
Published 1994. William Heinemann Australia

A detailed account covering the political and economic scene following the end of the ‘economic miracle’ in 1987-88, the recession of 1990, recovery, the 1993 elections, and players in the post-recession – corporate, public and financial sectors, states, policy advisers, and the labour market.

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