The Lure of Politics: Geoff Gallop’s Government 2001–2006 by Lesley van Schoubroeck

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February 2011, no. 328

The Lure of Politics: Geoff Gallop’s Government 2001–2006 by Lesley van Schoubroeck

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February 2011, no. 328

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.’

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