Gavel to Gavel: An Insider's View of Parliament

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UNSW Press, 2006 - 314 pages
The book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the corridors of parliament as seen through the eyes of a practitioner of thirty years' experience in the ?bear pit' on Macquarie Street. The author's seven years as one of its most highly regarded Speakers provides the background for this detailed and informative study of parliamentary practices and procedures. It lifts the veil on much that mystifies the outsider. It is a valuable source of information for those who are aspiring to enter parliament or are already in parliament, for those who are interested in studying parliament purely out of interest or as part of a formal course, and for those who wish to influence their parliament in the development of public policy.

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Contents

Entering Parliament
10
Parliament and People
26
The Forces of Parliament
49
Opposition and Parliament
62
A Healthy Parliament
84
PART III
97
Parliamentary Debate
156
The Committee System
175
PART IV
187
Inside the Parliament 203
203
The Library 217
217
PART VI
231
Public Accountability Officers 254
254
PART VII
271
Glossary 299
299

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