Report

Ministerial staff and the 'lattice of leadership’

24 Apr 2006
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James Walter reviews how the role of ministerial advisors in Australia has evolved to their current status as ‘political hitmen’. The lack of adequate accountability measures for ministerial advisers has contributed to the concentration of power in the government, the narrowing of the scope of policy advice, and the risk of a ‘descent into groupthink and policy fiasco’.

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2006
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