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Power without responsibility : ministerial staffers in Australian governments from Whitlam to Howard / Anne Tiernan
Bib ID 3821968
Format BookBook
Author
Tiernan, Anne, 1968-
 
Description Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, c2007 
xii, 283 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780868409818
Series

ANZSOG series.

ANZSOG program on government, politics and public management

Summary

A raft of recent political scandals in Australia has generated widespread media and public interest in the role and accountability of ministerial staffers, and their impact on relations between ministers and their public service advisers. Such scandals include the notorious 'Children overboard' affair and the more recent AWB imbroglio. In Power without responsibility Anne Tiernan describes the contemporary working environment of political staffers, their formal and less formal roles, the challenges they face, and the forces that have escalated the growth in their numbers and influence--Publisher.

Full contents
  • 1. New actors, new politics, new problems
  • 2. Ministerial staffing system overview
  • 3. Ministerial staffing system establishment
  • 4. Developments under Labor 1983-96
  • 5. The Howard agenda
  • 6. Staffing the Howard ministry
  • 7. Travel Rorts affair
  • 8. Children Overboard affair
  • 9. Power without responsibility?
  • 10. Reforming the staffing system.
 
Notes

"A UNSW Press book" -- T.p. verso.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. [260]-274.

Subjects Government executives -- Professional ethics -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Politics and government.  |  Australia -- Social conditions.
Other authors/contributors Australia and New Zealand School of Government
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