Can responsible Government survive in Australia? deals with the powers and procedures of twenty legislatures in Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
David Hamer writes from a practitioner’s perspective, having served as a member of both the Australian Senate and House of Representatives.
Topics covered include: the role and powers of upper and lower houses and heads of state; accountability and responsible government; parliamentary committees; the legislative process and the scrutiny of delegated legislation; conflicts between the houses; voting and electoral systems.
Views expressed in this work are those of the author and may not reflect the views of the Department of the Senate.
First published 1994 by the Centre for Research in Public Sector Management, University of Canberra
This edition, revised by the author in 2001, published 2004
© Barbara Hamer
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