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Advising Ministers - The Special Problem of Defence

Arklay, Tracey; Tiernan, Anne; White, Hugh


Successive Australian Defence Ministers have been frustrated and occasionally embarrassed by the quality of advice and information provided to them by the Defence organisation. Decades of reviews and reorganisations have failed to find solutions to the special difficulties that Defence faces in providing accurate, timely information and advice to ministers across the broad spectrum of their responsibilities. This article argues that there are multiple explanations for the concerns that are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2011.00738.x


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