A few months after the 2010 federal election, Geoff Gallop delivered the annual Hawke Lecture at the University of South Australia. In an address focused upon political engagement, he canvassed some possible reforms to the Australian political system. Among a number of other proposals, he called for appointments to Cabinet from outside the parliaments. As he explained, ‘our current method for producing Cabinets is putting too great an emphasis on politics and not enough on creative administration.’
Clement Macintyre reviews 'The Lure of Politics: Geoff Gallop’s Government 2001–2006' by Lesley van Schoubroeck
The Lure of Politics: Geoff Gallop’s Government 2001–2006
by Lesley van Schoubroeck
UWA Publishing, $34.95 pb, 303 pp, 9781742580692
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Clement Macintyre is Head of the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide. He has research interests in British and Australian politics and political history, and has recently published papers on South Australian political history and Australian Constitutional structures. He is a regular media commentator on Australian State and national politics.
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