Professionals or part-timers? : major party senators in Australia / Peter van Onselen.

While the minor party and independent senators might attract media attention, the overwhelming majority of Australia's upper house members are affiliated with the major political parties. These senators are highly partisan: they are dependent on the party for re-election and play a potentially...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Van Onselen, Peter, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2015.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Intro; Title; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction; 1 The Australian Senate and party system: Unique internationally, partially understood domestically; 2 Elective bicameralism and major party senators in Australia; 3 Pre-selection and pre-parliamentary backgrounds as influences on the roles of major party senators; 4 Conflicting roles? The Senator as party functionary and parliamentarian; 5 Competing interests to party faced by senators; 6 The major party senator as a key resource for the electoral professional party.
  • 7 Public relations and incumbency: A coalition advantage in duty senatorship?Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.