By Jackie Dickenson, Robert Corcoran
From barbecue-stopper to washminster, chardonnay socialist to xenophobia, A Dictionary of Australian Politics is a complete and full of life advisor to Australian political language. With convenient "quick grab" definitions, it really is supported by way of in-depth motives of the background and utilization of significant phrases. For somebody drawn to politics, this is often an authoritative and enjoyable reference. it really is uniquely Australian, bringing jointly a number of political phrases and expressions that through the years have entered the vernacular. additionally it is foreign phrases that are necessary to political discourse.
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Neoconservatism, political spectrum, political theory] consideration in detail stage (of a bill) A stage in parliamentary debate when a bill is discussed clause by clause This can take place in the main chamber of the house or at a meeting of the main committee in a committee room. Bills referred to the main committee for this stage in their progress are expected to be less contentious than those retained for debate in the main chamber. It replaces what was formerly known as the ‘committee stage’ before the reorganisation of the committee system in 1994.
Liberalism, small-l Liberals] blind trust (investments for an MP) A trust that makes investments on behalf of a member of parliament without the MP knowing the nature of the investments This procedure is adopted as a guard against possible conflicts of interest that might influence the voting by members of parliament if they knew the details of their investments. blind trust (political party funding) An organisation associated with political parties, set up to disguise the original source of donations Large donations to political parties have been recognised as potentially dangerous, and legislation requires that they be made public.
It is traditional for winning and losing candidates, with friends and supporters, to attend the declar ation and make short speeches. [poll, returning officer] defence Protection of a country from military invasion The Australian Constitution gives the responsibility for defence to the Commonwealth. The most obvious form of defence is the maintenance of military forces and equipment together with the capacity to quickly strengthen these forces. Possible danger needs to be monitored and agencies such as the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) seek to discover possible threats.
A Dictionary of Australian Politics by Jackie Dickenson, Robert Corcoran