Continuity and change in the outer public service

Roger Wettenhall

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This chapter continues the record of changes in the outer public sector carried through all previous volumes of the Australian Commonwealth Administration series. As in all previous volumes, here the 'outer public service' is conceived of as that part of the public sector that is made up of non-departmemntal public bodies (NDPBs) -- a broad category comprising mainly statutory authorities and corporations, government-owned companies and executive agencies, all of which fall outside the central establishment of ministerial departments and a few parliamentary departments. The word 'quango' is sometimes used an an alternative general class name.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010
EditorsChris Aulich, Mark Evans
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherANU E Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9781921862069
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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