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Is there more to life than politics?

Richard Alston’s new book, More to Life than Politics (Connor Court). Alston, a renowned former cabinet minister of the Howard Government and high commissioner in London, and former Prime Minister John Howard sat down to conversation led by Tom Switzer. In his book, the former diplomat, barrister, cabinet minister, and veteran Liberal senator details among other things his role in the major national debates about privatisation, innovation, information technology, the Arts, and the ABC.

A brilliant politician in exactly the right place when the Internet arrived.” Ziggy Switkowski, CEO, Telstra (1999-05)

His obvious intellect and his love of the Arts laid the foundations for today’s successes.” David Gonski, Chancellor, UNSW (2005 – Present)

An outstanding communications minister, who really understood the industry.” John Howard, Prime Minister (1996-07)