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Bill Birch: Minister of Everything

Bill Birch: Minister of Everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Tattersfield, Brad

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Bill Birch was the quiet achiever of New Zealand politics. A trusted lieutenant to Prime Ministers Muldoon, Bolger and Shipley, Birch was at the heart of the action across a turbulent quarter-century of political and social change. From 'Think Big' and the Employment Contracts Ac...t to overhauls of immigration, health, ACC, fiscal management, industry training, electricity markets and producer boards, Birch managed controversial, risky reforms, and much of what he achieved endures today. As Bill English says: I think he was the major force for stability and sometimes the only force for stability. These were, compared to what we deal with now, very tempestuous times. In a caucus that's always under pressure, you need people capable of exercising considered judgement, and the caucus looked to Bill in practical terms. Birch's story, from humble rural Waikato roots to political change-maker, is of an ordinary New Zealander who achieved extraordinary things. He was a legendary workaholic, the 'doer' who shunned the limelight and did the hard yards behind much of New Zealand's economic transformation. He tells all in Bill Birch - Minister of Everything , written by former staffer and journalist Brad Tattersfield.
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ISBN 9780473501976
Published NZ 30 Mar 2020
Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780473501976
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
Imprint Mary Egan Publishing
Published 30 Mar 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tattersfield, Brad
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 332
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade