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Takeover: Foreign Investment and the Australian Psyche

Awards for Takeover

Shortlisted, 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize

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About the author

David Uren

David Uren is economics editor of The Australian. With more than 30 years’ reporting experience, he is a former editor of Business Review Weekly and the author (with Lenore Taylor) of Shitstorm: Inside Labor’s Darkest Days.

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Praise for Takeover

‘If you want to understand the unique blend of punters, politicians and paranoia that determines Australia’s love/hate relationship with foreign investment, then you need to read this book.’ —Chris Richardson, Deloitte Access Economics

‘Understanding the historical fault-lines of our attitudes to free trade is important because it explains the lay of the land today. David Uren's Takeover is an essential guide to the sources of our prosperity.’ —Malcolm Turnbul

‘A great read … this book exhibits both his gift for explaining complex economics to the person in the street and his ability to create a vivid and entertaining picture of Australia through the years.’ —Weekend Australian


‘A timely, must-read book about the fight for Australian hearts and minds over foreign investment’ —Peter Drysdale