The approach of the Howard Coalition government to public administration in 2001 was consistent with the conventional wisdom that governments typically 'play it safe' in an election year The government's preoccupation with winning a third term in office was a significant determinant of the policy responses of the government on a number of key issues. The events of 2001 serve as a vivid reminder that policy considerations are ultimately subject to the dictates of the electoral cycle. This is the sixth administrative essay publsihed in the journal since the editors resumed the administrative chronicles in 1996. Earlier administrative essays include J Stewart 55(l) 196; S Prasser 56(l) 1997; j Homeshaw 57(3) 1998; J Moon 58(2) 1999; C Broughton and J Chalmers 60(l) 2000.
|Journal||Australian Journal of Public Administration|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|