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Author Tiernan, Anne, 1968-

Title Learning to be a minister : heroic expectations, practical realities / Anne Tiernan and Patrick Weller
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2010


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 MELB  352.240994 Tie/Ltb  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 351 pages : charts. ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Job of a minister -- Pathways to the ministry -- Taking over : moving into government -- Ministers and departments -- How departmental secretaries see ministers -- Ministers in cabinet -- Ministers, prime ministers and central direction -- Selling the government : ministers in parliaments, the media and the community -- Ministers and their private offices -- Can ministers cope?
Summary An in-depth examination of the day-to-day life of Australia's federal ministers at work. Anne Tiernan and Patrick Weller draw on extensive interviews with current and former ministers, ministerial staffers and senior officials, to discover how a new ministry learns to juggle their simultaneous roles of member of Parliament and Cabinet, local constituency representative, and media spokesperson, not to mention their lives outside work
Analysis ALP Caucus
History, 2000-2009
Interstate comparisons
Machinery of government
Ministers (Government)
New Members
Public administration
Public service
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-337) and index(es)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-337) and index(es)
Subject Cabinet officers -- Australia.
Public administration.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Author Weller, Patrick Moray.
LC no. 2011486160
ISBN 9780522857986 (paperback)