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Neoliberal Government and its Implications for Public Office and the Welfare State


Professor Anna Yeatman & Professor Margaret Wilson | Human Rights and Public Life Working Papers vol 4

The two essays in this fourth volume of working papers are by Professors Margaret Wilson and Anna Yeatman. They consider the question in two particular contexts: the nature and implications of changes in the office of Solicitor General and the Crown Law Office in New Zealand; and an examination of the 2015 Competition Policy Review in Australia. 

While there is a great deal to consider in each of these papers the underlying message is the need not simply to be diligent in affirming and preserving the proven strengths of our key democratic institutions but to be looking at this time to institutional development that aligns with our expectations of an open, fair and genuinely democratic society.

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