At the NSW state election in 2011, the public turned on the 16-year-old Labor administration with unprecedented fury. The Government that had won spectacular victories in 1999 and 2003 was defeated with a swing that was an Australian postwar record. How did it manage to stay in power for four terms? What were its achievements and why did things unravel so badly?..In From Carr to Keneally respected experts analyse the four terms of Labor government in NSW: the premiers and their ministers, the political parties and their electoral fortunes; the role of independents; policies in all key areas; and changes in the bureaucracy, cabinet and parliament...The definitive account of the Labor era in NSW, From Carr to Keneally goes to the heart of issues which Labor faces around Australia at both state and federal levels.
Introduction and acknowledgements..Contributors..PART 1: THE PARTIES AND INDEPENDENTS 1995-2011..1. The Labor Party - Rodney Cavalier..2. The Liberal Party - Rodney Smith..3. The National Party and Rural Politics - Bradley Bowden..4. Non-Rural Independents and the Minor Parties - Rodney Smith..PART 2: KEY INSTITUTIONS OF NSW GOVERNMENT 1995-2011..5. Parliament - Rodney Smith..6. Premiers and Cabinets - Paul Fawcett..7. The Public Service - Michael di Francesco..8. NSW in the Federal System - Anne Twomey..PART 3: PUBLIC POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN NSW 1995-2011..9. Budgets and Finance - Russell Ross..10. Health - Jeremy Sammut and David Gadiel..11. Education - Geoffrey Sherington and John Hughes..12. Community Services - Kylie Valentine and Deborah Brennan..13. Law and Order - Sandra Egger..14. Industrial Relations - Greg Patmore..15. Transport - Corinne Mulley and Claudine Moutou..16. Urban Planning - Robert Freestone and Peter Williams..17. The Environment - Bruce Thom..PART 4: THE 2011 ELECTION..18. NSW Politics 2007-2010 - David Clune..19. Election Rules, Public Funding and Private Donations - Anika Gauja..20. The Campaign - David Clune..21. The News Media - Peter Chen..22. The Polls and Voter Attitudes - Murray Goot..23. The Results - Antony Green..PART 5: INTERPRETATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS..24. How Labor Governed - Rodney Smith..25. Why Labor Lost - David Clune..26. The State of Democracy in NSW - Michael Hogan..Index
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 1st March 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1