John-Paul Langbroek MP, Queensland Minister for Education, will launch a biography on Sir John Carrick, written by Dr Graeme Starr, on Tuesday 9 October in Brisbane.
One of the most influential leaders in Australian politics and public policy, Sir John Carrick is the only person to figure prominently in the governments of three of the country’s longer serving prime ministers – as strategist for Sir Robert Menzies, Senate Leader in the Fraser Government, and mentor of John Howard.
The biography - CARRICK – Principles, Politics and Policy - spans Carrick’s early life, his wartime experience in Timor, imprisonment by the Japanese, lengthy career in Liberal politics, and major contributions to Australian public policy.
Dr Starr, former NSW Liberal State Director, said Carrick reinvented Australian politics for his time, and his commitment to principle won the respect of people on all sides of politics.
“Carrick’s continuing role as a leading figure in education reform has earned him the highest national honours and recognition from universities and other educators,” Dr Starr said. “He helped give the young Liberal Party a sense of direction and purpose, and his enduring policy values and organisational principles help explain the great successes of the Liberal Party.”
Dr Graeme Starr is an independent consultant, writer and lecturer with qualifications in Government, Political Science and Public Administration. He has many years experience as an adviser to prime ministers and federal ministers, and in political management and private consultancy. Dr Starr is a Visiting Fellow at the Public Policy Institute (PPI) of Australian Catholic University.
What: Launch by John-Paul Langbroek MP of Dr Graeme Starr’s CARRICK – Principles, Politics and Policy (published by Connor Court)
When: Tuesday, 9 September, at 10.30am
Where: Queensland Parliamentary Annexe, Alice Street, Brisbane