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CITY HALL DEMOCRACY RENEWAL

When Brisbane voters elect a City Council on March 28th, Australia’s largest local government will be renewed for a 4 year term. What could go wrong?

Set in a fictional City Hall, Martin Knox has written a political crime thriller novel: ‘Presumed Dead’. There are page-turning politics in a hung council considering a megacasino. There is chilling corruption and imaginative scientific investigation. Will Dr Phillip Keane find missing independent councillor Jane Kenwood? What will happen in their relationship? Will she be able to change their political system?

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Are city councils too small for political competition?

Are bears better at dancing than debating? Presumed Dead is a book that shows what can go wrong in a Westminster System council ruled by partisan duopoly when it supposed to consider approval of development of a megacasino. It takes an independent councillor who is elected mayor to inaugurate a non-partisan council. This is a political crime thriller that exposes weaknesses familiar in town hall politics, with entertaining drama and a positive perspective.
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