Author: Linda Weiss
Author: Elizabeth Thurbon
Author: John Mathews
Table of Contents
Preface AcknowledgmentsAcronyms1. The Australian anomaly2. Energy3. Culture4. Rural industries5.
Defence6. Blood7. Political strategy and political cringeBibliographyNotes
Uncovers the truth behind the Howard Government's international trade treaties with the US and how
crucial parts of Australia's domestic economy, international markets, defence and health security,
research, energy policy and culture are being handed over to the US.It's the most arresting political story
of the past decade: the reckless trampling of Australia's interests in one sector after another by a
government that vigorously promotes itself as the guardian of national security. Pulled together for the first
time in this meticulously researched book, this story is little known and scarcely believable.Seeking to tie
its own political fortunes to its great and powerful friend, the Howard Government has contracted to
transfer the farm, and much, much more to America Inc. Pursued with disturbing enthusiasm, the
government's devious decisions have effectively undercut Australia's security, future prosperity, and
cultural values.National Insecurity probes the extraordinary details of how Australia's national interests
have been systematically undermined by its own Prime Minister, and offers a compelling explanation for
this pattern of betrayal.'A stunning exposure of the way the Howard government is selling out Australia to
the United States and why it is doing it. This is a must read for every real Australian.'-Phillip Knightley,
author of Australia: A Biography of a Nation'Much of this book goes beyond my expertise but there is a
theme and the chapters leave a significant question for all Australians. What does it mean to be
Australian? I do not believe for one minute that the Government understands or knows what many
Australians feel in their minds and hearts about this country. We are too close to the United States. We
do not have to be that close to maintain the alliance and to be a good friend. We do not wish to be
submerged by an all-pervasive, all-powerful United States or by global forces from outside the world.
There is a sense of independence, of pride in Australia, shared, I believe, by people from every different
background. This book seeks to expose what the authors believe is the undermining of that Australia, the
erosion of self, the erosion of independence and of self-esteem. Different parts of the book will impact
differently on different people but the questions and issues exposed in the book should be studied
carefully.'-Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser
Linda Weiss is Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.
Elizabeth Thurbon is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the
University of NSW.
John Mathews is Professor of Strategic Management in the Graduate School of Management at
Macquarie University. They are authors of How to Kill a Country: Australia's Devastating Trade Deal with
the United States.