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Steady Hands Needed: Reflections on the role of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia 1979-1999

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In this monograph, five former secretaries of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) reflect on their experiences and the challenges of their times. A far cry from the pukka fantasies of ‘Yes Minister’, their recollections reveal the realpolitik of the policy front line where the secretary must stay ahead of emerging themes and issues in Australia’s international relations while simultaneously exercising governance oversight and providing leadership to a large, professional, diverse...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2008-08
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/237837
DOI: 10.22459/SHN.2008
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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