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Policy Agendas in Australian Politics: The Governor-General's Speeches, 1945-2008

Dowding, Keith; Hindmoor, Andrew; Iles, Richard; John, Peter

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The Policy Agendas Project collects and organises data from official documents to trace changes in the policy agenda and outputs of national, sub-national and supranational governments. In this paper we use the policy agendas method to analyse the changing contents of those Australian Governor-General's speeches delivered on behalf of incoming governments between 1945 and 2008. We suggest that these speeches provide an important insight into how the executive wishes to portray its policy agenda...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDowding, Keith
dc.contributor.authorHindmoor, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorIles, Richard
dc.contributor.authorJohn, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:21:48Z
dc.identifier.issn1036-1146
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/20213
dc.description.abstractThe Policy Agendas Project collects and organises data from official documents to trace changes in the policy agenda and outputs of national, sub-national and supranational governments. In this paper we use the policy agendas method to analyse the changing contents of those Australian Governor-General's speeches delivered on behalf of incoming governments between 1945 and 2008. We suggest that these speeches provide an important insight into how the executive wishes to portray its policy agenda as it starts a new term of government. In mapping the changing agenda in this way we address four questions: which issues have risen or fallen in importance? When and in relation to what issues have there been policy 'punctuations'? How stable is the Australian policy agenda? How fragmented is the policy agenda? We find evidence of a number of policy punctuations and one turning-point: the election of the Whitlam government.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Political Science
dc.titlePolicy Agendas in Australian Politics: The Governor-General's Speeches, 1945-2008
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume45
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor160601 - Australian Government and Politics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4756716xPUB11
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDowding, Keith, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHindmoor, Andrew, University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationIles, Richard, University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationJohn, Peter, University of Manchester
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage533
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage557
local.identifier.doi10.1080/10361146.2010.517174
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T09:02:22Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-78649345332
local.identifier.thomsonID000284408100001
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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