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'Border Crossings: the employment of public servants in ministers' offices in Australia'

Maley, Maria


The practice of public servants working as political advisers in ministers’ offices is not uncommon around the world, but it is relatively rare within Westminster countries. Amongst the nations with Westminster style political institutions, only Australia and Canada have rules permitting their public servants to take leave and work as political staff to ministers, and then return to the impartial public service. This practice is seen as a vital, but also risky, part of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Conference paper
Source: 4th edition of the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4)
Access Rights: Open Access


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