Title

The commercialization of the Australian public service and the accountability of government : a question of boundaries

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Public Sector Management

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Volume

9

Issue

5-6

First Page

23

Last Page

36

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Keywords

Accountability, Australia, Privatization, Public administration, Public sector

Abstract

States the Australian Public Service (APS) has been engaged in a comprehensive reform process for more than 20 years. A significant dimension of this reform process has been commercialization. With this growing commercialization, the relationship between civil servants, as APS managers, and their ministers has changed. Explores the accountability implications of the commercialization of the APS in the context of the recasting of the accountability responsibilities of civil servants associated with the demise, in Australia, of Westminster accountability conventions.

DOI

10.1108/09513559610146320

Print ISSN

09513558

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Language

English

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