Gavel to Gavel: An Insider's View of Parliament

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UNSW Press, 2006 - History - 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
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 V
198
Inside the Parliament 203
203
Parliamentary Administration 205
205
The Procedure Offices 213
213
The Library 217
217
Hansard 224
224
PART VI
231
Guarding the Guardians 233
233

PART IV
187
PART V
203
The Library
217
PART VI
231
Public Accountability Officers
254
PART VII
271
Glossary
299
PART IV
187
Role of the Speaker 189
189
A Continuing Independent Speakership 194
194
Press and Parliament 243
243
Public Accountability Officers 254
254
PART VII
259
Into the Future 271
271
Educating Members 273
273
A Better Parliament 281
281
Glossary 299
299
Index 305
305
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306
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