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The Selection of Cabinet Ministers in the Australian Federal Parliament

Dalvean, Michael Coleman


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
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78dc34600e2


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