The 2004 federal election - party platforms toward the public service

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Title The 2004 federal election - party platforms toward the public service
Author Wanna, John; Bunting, John
Journal Name Australian Journal of Public Adminstration
Editor John Wanna / Patrick Bishop
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Victoria
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Abstract The public service emerged as an election issue some months before John Howard called the election, but was promptly drowned in the mêlée of marginal seat vote-bidding of the campaign proper. While this report will appear after the electoral outcome is known, it is important to record the policies of the various political party on the public service and to a degree the wider public sector. This includes what was said and what was not. Both main protagonists declared themselves supportive of a 'truly independent public service' with Labor critical of the alleged politicisation of senior levels of the service. As suggested in the commentary below, the proposed policy statements of intent tended to tinker at the margins rather than present a blueprint of significant change.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2004.00408.x
Alternative URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1111%2Fj.1467-8500.2004.00408.x
Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]
Volume 63
Issue Number 4
Page from 119
Page to 122
ISSN 0313-6647
Date Accessioned 2005-06-02
Date Available 2007-03-18T21:32:09Z
Language en_AU
Subject Comparative Government and Politics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/5779
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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