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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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
• Glissan, Advocacy in Practice 7th edition
Table of contents
- The Australian Public Inquiry Phenomenon: Worthy of Study
- Defining and Classifying Public Inquiries
- International Trends in Public Inquiries
- History and Trends in Public Inquiries in Australia
- Permanent Commissions and Ad Hoc Commissions of Inquiry: A Comparison
- Issues and Controversies About Public Inquiries
- Why Governments Appoint Public Inquiries
- Assessing Public Inquiries’ Impacts and Effectiveness
- Public Inquiries in Action: Successful Inquiry Implementation
- Australian Public Inquiries: The Way Forward