Harry Evans former Clerk of the Senate

Harry Evans is the longest serving Clerk of the Senate (1988 – 2009). This page contains a collection of his published writing.

Harry Evans - Former Clerk of the Senate
Harry Evans - Former Clerk of the Senate

"Harry was known – notorious even in some circles – as a defender of the Senate and the rights of individual senators as he worked tirelessly to assist them to perform their constitutional duties. He was fearless in emphasising the necessary distinction between the parliament and the executive, even though that made him unpopular with various governments over the years.

Parliament is a place where words matter and Harry will long be remembered as a master wordsmith. In his numerous published and unpublished writings, he explained complex constitutional and procedural matters with clarity, logic and style."

Dr Rosemary Laing, former Clerk of the Senate

Document title Year
The Senate, accountability and government control2008
Accountability and Corporate Governance in the new Parliament2008
Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Australasia Conference, 26 July 20072007
Constitutionalism, Bicameralism and the Control of Power2006
Elections: Constitutional Complexities and Consequences2007
Ethics and Public Service Governance2006
Federalism: an idea whose time has come?1997
GetUp! Seminar on the Senate2007
The Australian Parliament: Time for reformation2002
The Government Majority in the Senate: A Nail in the coffin of Responsible Government?2006
Canberra Day Oration 2009: The intertwined history of Canberra and the Parliament2009