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On the Loose

A funny and charming account of life after politics by the retired Labor senator. Button writes hilariously about everything under the sun, from Christmas shopping to minding the dog, from the rights of smokers to the joys of jogging—and muses on the republican debate, political correctness and parliamentary language. He globetrots to Hong Kong, Hanoi, New York and Ballarat, casting a keen eye over the locals wherever he goes.

About the Author

John Button was leader of the government in the Senate and industry minister from 1983 to 1993. He was a professorial fellow at Monash University and a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers. He edited Look Here: Considering the Australian Environment, and wrote Flying the Kite, On the Loose and As it Happened.

Mr Button died in April...

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1 November 1996
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