'Judith Brett is a biographer and historian, and an Emeritus Professor of Politics at La Trobe University.
The Enigmatic Mr Deakin (2018) won the 2018 National Biography Award, and was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, NSW Premier’s History Awards and Queensland Literary Awards. And her latest, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting(2019), may yet do the same.
She has also written three Quarterly Essays - Fair Share: Country and City in Australia (2011), Exit Right: The Unravelling of John Howard (2007) and Relaxed and Comfortable: The Liberal Party's Australia (2005).
Her previous works include Robert Menzies' Forgotten People (2007), Ordinary Peoples' Politics (with Anthony Moran in 2006) and Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class (2003).'
Transcript available on the website.