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Caretaker Conventions in Australasia: Minding the shop for government

Menzies, Jennifer; Tiernan, Anne


In the second revised edition of this monograph, Jennifer Menzies and Anne Tiernan capably chart the often hazardous terrain of the ‘caretaker period’ that ensues from the time an election is called until a new government is formed. This is a landscape fraught with political and administrative dangers – particularly for public servants who are required to ‘mind the shop’ and keep the basically machinery of government going. The conventions represent an historical accretion of custom,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2014-10
Type: Book
DOI: 10.22459/CCA.10.2014
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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