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Author Tiffen, Rodney.

Title Scandals : media, politics & corruption in contemporary Australia / Rodney Tiffen
Published Sydney : UNSW, 1999


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Description ix, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Origins and emergence -- 2. The growth of scandals: supply and demand -- 3. Snowballing scandals -- 4. Avalanche: rampant Royal Commissions -- 5. Prosecution and defence: conflicting interests in scandals -- 6. Deepening mires: the development of secondary themes -- 7. Consequences -- 8. Lapdog, watchdog, wolf: the media's role in scandals -- 9. Scandals, corruption and democracy
Summary From the 1975 Loans Affair to the 1997 'travel rorts' controversy, over the past 25 years we have become accustomed to the political crises and personal dramas of scandals unfolding in the news. More than a dozen federal cabinet ministers have been forced to resign, and some disgraced state government ministers have even served time in prison. A few scandals have directly affected the fates of governments, many individual careers have been damaged, and at times the political agenda has been sharply changed. In this innovative book political scientist Rodney Tiffen uses case studies of Australia's major political scandals to show: why some issues become scandals but others don't; how scandals are brought to light; how politicians, parliament, the courts and the media interact as scandals unfold; what scandals tell us about our political culture
Analysis Conflict of interest
Federal issue
Mass media
Media bias
State issue
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [274]-281
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web by subscription to netLibrary, Inc. (CEIRC Shared Collection)
Subject Mass media -- Political aspects -- Australia.
Scandals in mass media -- Australia.
Scandals in mass media.
Political corruption -- Australia.
Scandals -- Press coverage -- Australia.
Scandals -- Australia.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Author NetLibrary, Inc.
LC no. 00340466
ISBN 0868406015
Other Titles Scandals: media, politics and corruption in contemporary Australia