From Carr to Keneally

Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011

Edited by David Clune and Rodney Smith
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The definitive account of the Labor era in NSW, From Carr to Keneally explains how the Labor government came to be so reviled by the public, yet retained power for so many years.

At the NSW state election in 2011, the public turned on the 16-year-old Labor administration with unprecedented fury. The Government that had won spectacular victories in 1999 and 2003 was defeated with a swing that was an Australian postwar record. How did it manage to stay in power for four terms? What were its achievements and why did things unravel so badly?

In From Carr to Keneally respected experts analyse the four terms of Labor government in NSW: the premiers and their ministers, the political parties and their electoral fortunes; the role of independents; policies in all key areas; and changes in the bureaucracy, cabinet and parliament.

The definitive account of the Labor era in NSW, From Carr to Keneally goes to the heart of issues which Labor faces around Australia at both state and federal levels.

Author bio:

DR DAVID CLUNE OAM is the NSW Parliament's Historian and an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. He is co-author of Decision and Deliberation: the Parliament of New South Wales, 1856-2003 and co-editor of The Premiers of New South Wales, 1856-2005. RODNEY SMITH is an Associate Professor in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and author of several books on Australian politics, including Against the Machines: Minor Parties and Independents in New South Wales 1910-2006.

Category: Politics & Government
ISBN: 9781742376639
Table Of Contents: Introduction and acknowledgements

Contributors


PART 1: THE PARTIES AND INDEPENDENTS 1995-2011

1. The Labor Party - Rodney Cavalier

2. The Liberal Party - Rodney Smith

3. The National Party and Rural Politics - Bradley Bowden

4. Non-Rural Independents and the Minor Parties - Rodney Smith

PART 2: KEY INSTITUTIONS OF NSW GOVERNMENT 1995-2011

5. Parliament - Rodney Smith

6. Premiers and Cabinets - Paul Fawcett

7. The Public Service - Michael di Francesco

8. NSW in the Federal System - Anne Twomey

PART 3: PUBLIC POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN NSW 1995-2011

9. Budgets and Finance - Russell Ross

10. Health - Jeremy Sammut and David Gadiel

11. Education - Geoffrey Sherington and John Hughes

12. Community Services - Kylie Valentine and Deborah Brennan

13. Law and Order - Sandra Egger

14. Industrial Relations - Greg Patmore

15. Transport - Corinne Mulley and Claudine Moutou

16. Urban Planning - Robert Freestone and Peter Williams

17. The Environment - Bruce Thom

PART 4: THE 2011 ELECTION

18. NSW Politics 2007-2010 - David Clune

19. Election Rules, Public Funding and Private Donations - Anika Gauja

20. The Campaign - David Clune

21. The News Media - Peter Chen

22. The Polls and Voter Attitudes - Murray Goot

23. The Results - Antony Green

PART 5: INTERPRETATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

24. How Labor Governed - Rodney Smith

25. Why Labor Lost - David Clune

26. The State of Democracy in NSW - Michael Hogan

Index
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: March 2012
Page Extent: 420
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Politics & government

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