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Legitimacy and parliamentary oversight in Australia: The rise and fall of two public accounts committees

Jacobs, Kerry; Jones, Kathleen


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the question of whether two early Australian public accounts committees were established for the purpose of legitimating governments of the time. Design/methodology/approach: The paper addressed these issues through a study of the establishment, early work and abolition in the 1930s of the Victorian Committee of Public Accounts (VCPA) and the Joint Committee of Public Accounts (JCPA). Findings: Clear evidence is found that the Joint Committee of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal
DOI: 10.1108/09513570910922999


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