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Anne Coombs

Activist, author and former chair of Get Up.

On ‘Making Australia Slightly Better than Average Again’ … With humour and insight, Mark Swivel skewers our political life: the dominance of corporatism and consumerism and the abandonment of the public sphere. Our politicians are so enthralled by vested interests, so absorbed in their own ambition they are unable to govern in Australia’s long-term interest. Swivel rightly argues we all have a part to play in rebuilding and sustaining our Common Wealth.


Colleen Ryan

Author, former editor of the Australian Financial Review

On ‘Making Australia Slightly Better than Average Again’ … “Disruption is everywhere except politics. Let’s change that.” This is Mark Swivel’s message to all Australians in this immensely readable, very funny, yet insightful book. Read it and be inspired. What The Barefoot Investor did for personal finance, Swivel does for politics.


David Thomas

CEO, Lifeline Northern Beaches

Having worked …and laughed with Mark ( both with and at ) over many years I recently made it to one of his shows…..sharp, intellectual with a deep sense of humanity and community Mark had me laughing me for days…….