The son of a Methodist minister, Geoff Allen grew up in a series of Victorian country parsonages before moving to working class Richmond and the seedy St Kilda of the 1950s. He engaged fully as a student at Wesley College and University of Melbourne where he underwent a crisis of faith which altered the trajectory of his life.
In On The Record, Geoff Allen provides an insider’s expose of political manoeuvrings and parliamentary carousing at the heart of the Australian government during the 1970s when he worked as senior advisor to the treasurer and leader of the opposition.
Considered a pioneer in the field of business-government relations in Australia, Geoff recounts the strategies and negotiations that brought Australia’s largest companies together to form the powerful Business Council of Australia during an era of economic reform in the 1980s.
Editor: Georgie Raik-Allen
Editorial assistance: Romy Moshinsky
Designer: Sandy Cull