Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Rhodes, R. A. W., author

Title The gatekeepers : lessons from prime ministers' chiefs of staff / R.A.W. Rhodes and Anne Tiernan
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2014
Carlton, VIC : Melbourne University Publishing, 2014


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
Description 200 pages : portraits ; 20 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introducing the chiefs of staff -- 2.Know the boss---Supporting and protecting the position -- 3.Know the boss---Supporting and protecting the person -- 4.Coping and surviving -- 5.The policy agenda and coordination -- 6.Political management -- 7.Road-testing the lessons -- 8.Conclusions---It's not rocket science but that doesn't make it easy
Summary The Gatekeepers examines the position of chief of staff to the Australian Prime Minister from the perspective of key individuals who have held it. Exploring the support needs of Australian political leaders, it traces the forces that have shaped the growth and specialisation of the Prime Ministers' Office since Gough Whitlam first formalized the appointment of a trusted senior person as head of his private office in 1972. Addressing a critical gap in our understanding of the contemporary practice of Australian political leadership, it reports the findings of a project designed to develop an empirically informed understanding of the role of prime ministerial chiefs of staff as seen by those who held the post
Analysis Biography
Budd, Dale
Epstein, David
Feely, Nicole
Former Prime Ministers
Fraser, Malcolm
Gillard, Julia
Government performance
Hawke, Allan
Hawke, Bob
Hollway, Sandy
Howard, John, (former PM)
Kemp, David
Members characteristics
Ministerial department relations
Ministerial staff
Morris, Grahame
Political skills
Prime Minister
Rudd, Kevin
Russell, Don
Sinodinos, Sen Arthur
Keating, Paul
Walsh, Geoff
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Adult
Subject Political consultants -- Australia.
Prime ministers -- Staff.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- History.
Prime ministers -- Australia -- Staff
Australia -- Officials and employees -- Attitudes.
Australia -- Politics and government -- History -- 20th century.
Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Author Tiernan, Anne, 1968- author
LC no. 2015375643
ISBN 9780522866513 (paperback)
Other Titles Gate keepers : lessons from prime ministers' chiefs of staff