Mark Latham was the Federal Member for Werriwa from 1994 to 2005. He was Leader of the Labor Party between 2003 and 2005. Mark Latham is the author of five other books on Australian public policy, including Civilising Global Capital (1998) and From the Suburbs (2003). He has also written numerous journal and newspaper articles. He lives in the outer suburbs of Sydney with his wife and two children.
"August 1996: 'Opposition politics feels like dog shit on the boot of democracy.' April 1998: 'I'm a sheep man in cattle country.' December 2003: 'I'm not opposed to unionism per se, just the idea of six union secretaries sitting around a Chinese restaurant table planning the future for everyone else.' May 2005: 'It is not unusual for people who try to change the system to leave public life with feelings of betrayal and disappointment. This was certainly my experience as Labor Leader. My commitment to the Labor cause was destroyed by the bastardry of others.'"