Public sector legislation in Queensland : old or new directions

Lauchs, Mark Adam & Staines, Zoe (2009) Public sector legislation in Queensland : old or new directions. In Proceedings of the 2009 IPAA National Conference, Institute of Public Administration Australia, Brisbane, QLD.

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It has been 150 years since the Queensland public service was established. This paper looks back over the successive civil and public service acts in Queensland from 1859 to 2009, to examine the why the acts were passed, the changing structure of the public sector and the political justifications for the changes. It will establish how much has changed and how much has stayed the same over 150 years. Discussions regarding the success of the public service acts will be approached from an accountability perspective and will work to determine how effective the legislation has been in creating an independent and efficient public sector. The paper will demonstrate that change has occurred but some of it has turned back on itself;proposals that were rejected in the past have reappeared as fresh ideas and innovations. Finally, the paper will make conclusions as to the progress or repetition of public sector legislation in Queensland.

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ID Code: 31040
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: public service, Queensland history
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2010 04:07
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 01:30

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