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David Solomon has degrees in arts and law from the Australian National University, and has written several books on politics and the High Court. These include The Political Impact of the High Court, The People’s Palace – Parliament in Modern Australia, Elect the Governor-General! and (with Laurie Oakes) The Making of an Australian Prime Minister. In 1980 he inaugurated, as publisher and editor, the series of reports of the activities of the High Court, called The Legal Reporter, which he still writes and edits. Most of David Solomon’s career has been spent as a journalist in Canberra, including terms as political correspondent for the Australian and Canberra Times. He was president of the Canberra Press Gallery for three years between 1969 and 1972. From 1980 until 1993 he reported the High Court. In 1992 he moved to Brisbane to chair Queensland Electoral and Administrative Review Commission. When that Commission completed its work late in 1993, he was appointed contributing editor of the Courier-Mail. He is an elected member of the Council of the Australian National University and of the Board of the Constitutional Centenary Foundation. Coming of Age examines the faults of Australia’s political system and was published by UQP in 1998.
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