Australian Politics and Government: The Commonwealth, the States and the Territories
This book provides a comprehensive survey of the variety and innovation which characterises the government and politics of the Australian federation. This entails an examination of the six state and two self-governing territory governments as well as the national government. The chapters are written by leading scholars in the field and bring together information and analysis which will be of interest to both the specialist and the general reader. The work will be an invaluable source book for reference and teaching for anyone concerned with Australian politics.
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