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Stephen Mills

Stephen Mills
Stephen Mills is the author of "The Professionals: Strategy, Money and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia” (2014), the pioneering study 'The New Machine Men' (1986). He also wrote 'The Hawke Years' (1993), dealing with the prime ministership of Bob Hawke, for whom he worked as speechwriter from 1986 to 1991. He is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney, and was a Harkness Fellow (1983–85) and graduate of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a former journalist and editor with Fairfax.

Articles by Stephen Mills

After the database revolution: Micro-Targeting in the 2013 campaign

Labor’s national secretary and campaign director George Wright was able to organise a massive ground-war campaign in marginal seats, using the emerging tactic of “micro-targeting.” Micro-targeting is the contemporary descendant of the database revolution of the 1980s; where parties once … Read More

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