Historical information

"What's Wrong With Australia?" claims to analyse Australia's "Communist menace" and the damage it has done to the country. The book reflects paranoia about Communism that was typical of the 1950s. There are reflections upon Communist influence upon the Tramways Union, Waterside Workers Federation, the building industry, strikes, railway services, the Labor Party and more.


The book was written in 1953 by the Hon EJ Hogan who was a former leader of the Victorian Labor Party, who twice served as state premier.

Relevant to Australian political and union history.

Physical description

Paper; hardback book.

Inscriptions & markings

Title and author's name on the front of the book.