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The Selection of Cabinet Ministers in the Australian Federal Parliament

Dalvean, Michael Coleman

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The two fundamental questions addressed in this thesis are 1) what are the characteristics that are associated with an Australian federal parliamentarian becoming a cabinet minister, and 2) how do these characteristics help a parliamentarian become a cabinet minister? I examine the standard representational and institutional explanations for cabinet appointment decisions such as geography, party/faction, gender and house (Senate vs House of Representatives) and find they do not account for more...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-07-30
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9159

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