Navigating the fourth arm of government – The impact of oversight agencies on Australian policy development and implementation

Christou, Alison (2006). Navigating the fourth arm of government – The impact of oversight agencies on Australian policy development and implementation. In: GovNet International Conference, Canberra, Australia, (). 29 November - 1 December 2006.

Author Christou, Alison
Title of paper Navigating the fourth arm of government – The impact of oversight agencies on Australian policy development and implementation
Conference name GovNet International Conference
Conference location Canberra, Australia
Conference dates 29 November - 1 December 2006
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Despite resistance from stalwart advocates of the traditional separation of powers, the Australian system of government has undergone a fundamental transformation. A distinct fourth arm of government may be emerging, due in part to increased activity by those agencies charged with monitoring governmental integrity, as well as the need to quarantine the work of some experts from overt political and judicial interference. Flowing from this phenomenon is a change in the way policy actors can expect to interact with integrity agencies. Understanding the subtle but irrevocable shift that has occurred in the Australian constitutional makeup is an initial step towards improving information collection for the purposes of policy work.
Subjects 390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement
220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General
360000 Policy and Political Science
E2
Keyword Law
Government
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law -- Student Publications
 
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Created: Thu, 05 Feb 2009, 14:50:35 EST by Ms Alison Christou on behalf of T.C. Beirne School of Law