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By Andrew Wilkie

within the 2010 federal election, self reliant candidate Andrew Wilkie grabbed headlines after profitable the seat of Denison, and with it a key function in figuring out who may shape the subsequent govt of Australia. prior to he used to be a political candidate, notwithstanding, Wilkie used to be Australia’s such a lot talked-about whistleblower.

In March 2003, Wilkie resigned from Australia’s top intelligence organization in protest over the looming conflict in Iraq. He was once the one serving intelligence officer from the ‘coalition of the prepared’ – the U.S., the united kingdom and Australia – to take action, and his dramatic circulate was once said during the world.

Wilkie’s act of judgment of right and wrong placed him on a collision path with the Australian executive. Why was once he keen to chance his occupation and acceptance to inform the reality? What occurred while he made up our minds to take a stand? In Axis of Deceit, Wilkie tells his tale. He exposes how governments skewed, spun and fabricated intelligence recommendation. And he deals an extraordinary glimpse into the realm of foreign intelligence and lifestyles as a spook. With a brand-new preface, this can be the attention-grabbing inside of tale of a guy now set to play a pivotal function in our public life.

‘Impressive’ —Canberra Times

‘A glimpse into the area of a contemporary undercover agent’ —the Age

‘A clear-eyed treatise on how the coalition of the keen conned the general public approximately its reasons for battle’ —Sydney Morning Herald

Andrew Wilkie is the writer of Axis of Deceit. He was once a lieutenant colonel within the Australian Defence strength sooner than he joined the workplace of nationwide exams as a senior strategic analyst. After leaving ONA, he gave facts on the reliable British and Australian inquiries into the case for the Iraq battle. He contested John Howard’s seat of Bennelong for the vegetables within the 2004 federal election. In 2010 he stood effectively as an autonomous for the federal seat of Denison in Tasmania.

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