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Newspaper Reporting and Changing Perceptions of Ministerial Accountability in Australia

Dowding, Keith; Lewis, Chris


Throughout the developed world, there is a general perception that politicians are more corrupt than they used to be. In Australia these claims appear to be supported in recent decades by far more calls for ministers to resign. In this article we argue that the perception of declining quality in our federal government ministers is the result of much greater media attention, the rise of new controversial cross-cutting issues and changing cultural attitudes rather than declining parliamentary and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2012.01634.x


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