Australian Politics and Government: The Commonwealth, the States and the Territories

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Jeremy Moon, Campbell Sharman
Cambridge University Press, Feb 26, 2003 - History - 322 pages
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This is the first comprehensive comparative study of Australian state and Commonwealth governments and their politics since the pioneering study The Government of the Australian States edited by S. R. Davis in 1960. In addition to major chapters on each state in the Australian federation, the collection includes chapters on the Commonwealth government and the two self-governing territories, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. These are supplemented by chapters summarising the distinctive characteristics of Australian government and the various components of which it is comprised. The chapters are written by leading scholars in the field, and use a common analytical framework to chart the evolution of each political system over the last century and to provide an understanding of their current operation. This book will be suitable for students in courses on state politics as well as interested general readers.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Commonwealth
12
New South Wales
41
Queensland
74
South Australia
104
Tasmania
131
Victoria
154
Western Australia
183
Australian Capital Territory
209
Northern Territory
224
One System or Nine?
239
Note on Sources and Links to the Web
263
Notes
264
References
284
Index
307
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About the author (2003)

Jeremy Moon is Professor and Director, International Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Nottingham University Business School.

Campbell Sharman is in the Political Science Department, University of British Columbia.

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