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Frank Bongiorno

Frank Bongiorno is Professor of History at the Australian National University and Distinguished Fellow of the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University. He has written widely on Australian politics and especially the Australian Labor Party. His books include The Sex Lives of Australians: A history and The Eighties: The decade that transformed Australia, which both won ACT Book of the Year. His Dreamers and Schemers: A political history of Australia also won ACT Book of the Year and the Australian Political Studies Association’s Henry Mayer Book Prize. Frank recently collaborated in an updated edition of the late Mungo MacCallum’s The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia’s Prime Ministers: From Barton to Albanese and he is a regular contributor to media on Australian history and politics. He is President of the Australian Historical Association and the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of Humanities.

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