Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University
Geoff Robinson is a political historian and lecturer in History and Politics at Deakin University. Before taking up an academic position he worked in higher education management and policy development and as a tutor at Monash University. His doctoral research examined the NSW Labor government of 1930-32, led by Premier Jack Lang, as an example of the limits of reformism under a capitalist economy. He has published several articles and book chapters on Australian labour history and politics and a book based on his PhD When the Labor Party Dreams was published in 2009.
We see their spokespeople quoted in the papers and their ads on TV, but beyond that we know very little about how Australias lobby groups get what they want. This series shines a light on the strategies, political...