Conflict and consensus in committees of the Australian parliament

John HALLIGAN, Richard REID

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The extension of dissent to committee reporting in the Australian parliament has been one product of a period of significant institutional change. Previously, the norm of consensuality had primarily produced unanimous committee reports; however, during the 1980s and 1990s dissenting reports became more common. This article demonstrates that the trend for dissent in committee reporting has continued and reached heightened levels in the Senate. In addition, the conditions of the hung parliament, 2010-2013, significantly increased the level of dissent in the committees of the House of Representatives. These developments have important implications for how parliament functions and how debate is conducted on issues of public policy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)230-248
    Number of pages19
    JournalParliamentary Affairs
    Volume69
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

    Fingerprint

    parliament
    senate
    institutional change
    public policy
    trend

    Cite this

    HALLIGAN, John ; REID, Richard. / Conflict and consensus in committees of the Australian parliament. In: Parliamentary Affairs. 2016 ; Vol. 69, No. 2. pp. 230-248.
    @article{5c73bba52a25475d8d31f302bc21db59,
    title = "Conflict and consensus in committees of the Australian parliament",
    abstract = "The extension of dissent to committee reporting in the Australian parliament has been one product of a period of significant institutional change. Previously, the norm of consensuality had primarily produced unanimous committee reports; however, during the 1980s and 1990s dissenting reports became more common. This article demonstrates that the trend for dissent in committee reporting has continued and reached heightened levels in the Senate. In addition, the conditions of the hung parliament, 2010-2013, significantly increased the level of dissent in the committees of the House of Representatives. These developments have important implications for how parliament functions and how debate is conducted on issues of public policy.",
    keywords = "Australian parliament, Conflict and consensus, Minority and dissenting reports, Parliamentary committees, Party discipline",
    author = "John HALLIGAN and Richard REID",
    year = "2016",
    month = "4",
    day = "1",
    doi = "10.1093/pa/gsv044",
    language = "English",
    volume = "69",
    pages = "230--248",
    journal = "Parliamentary Affairs",
    issn = "0031-2290",
    publisher = "Oxford University Press",
    number = "2",

    }

    Conflict and consensus in committees of the Australian parliament. / HALLIGAN, John; REID, Richard.

    In: Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 69, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 230-248.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Conflict and consensus in committees of the Australian parliament

    AU - HALLIGAN, John

    AU - REID, Richard

    PY - 2016/4/1

    Y1 - 2016/4/1

    N2 - The extension of dissent to committee reporting in the Australian parliament has been one product of a period of significant institutional change. Previously, the norm of consensuality had primarily produced unanimous committee reports; however, during the 1980s and 1990s dissenting reports became more common. This article demonstrates that the trend for dissent in committee reporting has continued and reached heightened levels in the Senate. In addition, the conditions of the hung parliament, 2010-2013, significantly increased the level of dissent in the committees of the House of Representatives. These developments have important implications for how parliament functions and how debate is conducted on issues of public policy.

    AB - The extension of dissent to committee reporting in the Australian parliament has been one product of a period of significant institutional change. Previously, the norm of consensuality had primarily produced unanimous committee reports; however, during the 1980s and 1990s dissenting reports became more common. This article demonstrates that the trend for dissent in committee reporting has continued and reached heightened levels in the Senate. In addition, the conditions of the hung parliament, 2010-2013, significantly increased the level of dissent in the committees of the House of Representatives. These developments have important implications for how parliament functions and how debate is conducted on issues of public policy.

    KW - Australian parliament

    KW - Conflict and consensus

    KW - Minority and dissenting reports

    KW - Parliamentary committees

    KW - Party discipline

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84964778035&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.mendeley.com/research/conflict-consensus-committees-australian-parliament

    U2 - 10.1093/pa/gsv044

    DO - 10.1093/pa/gsv044

    M3 - Article

    VL - 69

    SP - 230

    EP - 248

    JO - Parliamentary Affairs

    JF - Parliamentary Affairs

    SN - 0031-2290

    IS - 2

    ER -