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Power Without Responsibility? Ministerial Staffers in Australian Governments from Whitlam to Howard - Anne Tiernan

Power Without Responsibility? Ministerial Staffers in Australian Governments from Whitlam to Howard

Paperback Published: 1st May 2007
ISBN: 9780868409818
Number Of Pages: 304

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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.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Table of acronyms
New actors, new politics, new problemsp. 1
Ministerial staffing system overviewp. 19
Ministerial staffing system establishmentp. 39
Developments under Labor 1983-96p. 52
The Howard agendap. 84
Staffing the Howard ministryp. 123
Travel Rorts affairp. 151
Children Overboard affairp. 171
Power without responsibility?p. 209
Reforming the staffing systemp. 233
Appendixp. 244
Notesp. 245
Bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780868409818
ISBN-10: 0868409812
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2007
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5