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Strategic links in a cut-throat world: Rethinking the role and relationships of Australian ministerial staff

Maley, Maria


Ministerial staff relationships form part of the networks within the core executive. This article uses data from a comprehensive empirical study of Australian ministerial staff to explore advisers' horizontal relationships with each other. It finds that the interactions between Australian ministerial advisers are a key part of their role, are highly valued by ministers and public servants, and are an important element of the cabinet system. The informal links and networks between partisan...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.01928.x


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