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Discussion paper

13 Jan 2012

Obama's visit to Australia gave followers of politics a rare opportunity to observe the performances of three distinct leaders in three distinct roles.

The visit of a United States President is among the more exciting events Australian parliamentarians experience. This was obvious on November...

Conference paper

1 Feb 2006

John Wanna examines the tortuous processes through which a charter of ‘values’ was introduced to the Australian Public Service Act in 1999. It first charts the political debates and context that shaped the introduction of these ‘APS values’, then evaluates the implementation of these values...


23 Sep 2005

Studies of web use during elections have focused mainly on the content of websites and the major factors driving parties and candidates' adoption of the technology. Evaluation of the electoral impact of web campaigns have been more limited. This study addresses this question using the...


21 Apr 2005

Patterns of accountability in Westminster systems of government are changing to reflect the diversification of government responsibilities through privatisation, contracting out, public-private agreements, and the creation of partnerships across and beyond government departments and agencies. While ministerial responsibility remains a dominant feature of the accountability...

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