Data on Australian public inquires

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Prasser, Scott
Communication; Social Influence and Political Communication
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Updated data on Australian public inquires have been included in the forthcoming book “Royal commission and public inquiries, their use and abuse and proposals for reform” [working title]. The updated lists include: details of numbers, uses and trends of public inquiries. what inquiries have been appointed, when were they appointed; when did they report who chaired them, how long they went for and Government responses to the inquiry report. The data are sourced from a number of primary sources including government statements, media reports and inquiry reports themselves with the purpose of being advisory, investigative tools for executive government.The data build on the foundation provided by earlier works (listed below) and includes extensively updated information on public inquiries since they were originally published. Checklist of Royal Commissions, Select Committees of Parliament and Boards of Inquiry. Part IA. Commonwealth of Australia, 1950-1960 / by D.H. Borchardt Australian federal government inquiries : 1 January to 31 July 1987 / compiled by Frances Cushing