Power Failure by Philip Chubb | Black Inc.

Power Failure: The inside story of climate politics under Rudd and Gillard

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Awards for Power Failure

Shortlisted, 2015 John Button Prize

About the author

Philip Chubb

Philip Chubb was the creator of the renowned documentary Labor in Power, which told the inside story of the Hawke and Keating governments and won a Gold Walkley Award and a Logie. He worked as National Editor of The 7.30 Report and …

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Praise for Power Failure

‘This is an important book because it methodically chronicles Labor’s failures and, in the process, serves as a how-not-to manual for anyone interested in social reform.’ —Canberra Times


‘[Philip Chubb’s] reading of the power struggles at the centre of Labor’s climate politics is detailed and revelatory’ —The Conversation


Power Failure . . . reads like a Greek tragedy. It is, mainly, the story of how hubris, madness, malice, political misjudgement and misunderstanding bring down an enterprise forged in common sense and goodwill.’ —the Monthly