Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries in Australia, 2nd edition

A timely, insightful and authoritative examination of a highly important feature of Australian law and government

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409352757
Release Date: September 15, 2021
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409352764
Release Date: September 15, 2021
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Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries in Australia 2nd edition provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of this important, but sometimes overlooked, instrument of public policy.

Written by an expert in the field, this authoritative book comes with several new chapters covering international trends; key issues and controversies; inquiry impacts and effectiveness; and comparison between public inquiries and permanent anti-corruption bodies.

This book is a perfect companion to Advocacy in Practice 7th edition by James Glissan QC which provides practical insights to counsel appearing before Royal Commissions, Inquiries and anti-corruption bodies.


• considers new legislation governing public inquiries in Australia and overseas
• explores historical and recent examples of royal commissions and inquiries and current concerns about their powers, roles, impacts and possible misuse

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• Glissan, Advocacy in Practice 7th edition


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Table of contents

  1. The Australian Public Inquiry Phenomenon: Worthy of Study

  2. Defining and Classifying Public Inquiries

  3. International Trends in Public Inquiries

  4. History and Trends in Public Inquiries in Australia

  5. Permanent Commissions and Ad Hoc Commissions of Inquiry: A Comparison

  6. Issues and Controversies About Public Inquiries

  7. Why Governments Appoint Public Inquiries

  8. Assessing Public Inquiries’ Impacts and Effectiveness

  9. Public Inquiries in Action: Successful Inquiry Implementation

  10. Australian Public Inquiries: The Way Forward