WorldCat Identities

Arklay, Tracey

Works: 3 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 36 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JQ4020.S8, 320.494
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tracey Arklay
Arthur Fadden : a political silhouette by Tracey Arklay( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract : This thesis examines the political legacy of Sir Arthur Fadden, leader of the federal Country Party (1940{u2013}58), prime minister (1941) and, until his record was surpassed by Peter Costello, Australia{u2019}s longest serving treasurer (1940{u2013}41 and 1949{u2013}58). It traces his life story from ordinary beginnings in north Queensland, through his foray into business as an accountant and his long career in politics {u2013} local, state and federal. The thesis argues that Fadden was integral to the establishment of the enduring coalition arrangement between the Liberal Party and the Country (later National) Party that remains in place to this day. This thesis employs the methodology of political biography, building a portrait of Fadden by looking at the influences that shaped him as a person and a politician. Yet it is not a standard {u2018}life{u2019} biography but rather a political inquiry into a political figure, focusing particularly on his contribution to the coalition and his role as party leader. As such the thesis contextualises Fadden very much as a man belonging to a particular time and place in Australian history. Fadden has gone down in folklore as one of the great characters in the Australian parliament. This thesis aims to bring his personality and wit back to life, as part of the explanation for his political success. Fadden held public office for close to three decades. Yet to date he remains a largely forgotten figure in public discourse. This thesis hopes, in some part, to redress this lack of attention. When Fadden entered the federal parliament in 1936 the conservative parties were a loose grouping of fractious interests. By the time he retired in 1958 the coalition was an entrenched feature of conservative politics. This thesis argues that Fadden, through a unique blend of personal traits, such as his strength of character and a belief in compromise and consensus, laid the foundations for an enduring coalition arrangement that has seen successive conservative governments hold office federally for forty-two of the last sixty years. Yet while he was conciliatory, Fadden showed that he was not averse to pursuing his objectives with a degree of relentlessness. He was no pushover, a fact recognised by prime minister Menzies and the Liberal members of cabinet during policy debates in the early 1950s
A people's federation( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Federations are in a state of flux globally, and Australia's federation is no exception. As policy demands change and funding pressures mount, federal reform is always on the agenda. Yet, as demonstrated by the failure of recent reform attempts, change is never easy. This book takes a fresh look at the challenges and options facing would-be federal reformers. It brings together experts from a variety of backgrounds, many of whom argue that, for reform to succeed in an enduring way, it must engage meaningfully with the citizenry to evolve policy structures in tax, government service delivery and intergovernmental collaboration. Accordingly, many chapters focus on placing the recent Reform of the Federation White Paper process in its domestic and international context. Some chapters explore the desirable values underpinning federal reform. Others detail practical considerations around dividing roles and responsibilities between levels of government, intergovernmental collaboration and financial relations. Still others examine how to engage the public in participation and deliberation over the reform process. This book arrives at a crucial time in federal reform and provides a unique interdisciplinary contribution to the federalism literature."--Publisher description
Queensland's State Disaster Management Group : an all agency response to an unprecedented natural disaster by Tracey M Arklay( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.74 (from 0.71 for A people's ... to 0.89 for Queensland ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities