Document Type

Conference Proceeding


SASTEC, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Mount Lawley, Western Australia


Phillips, H.


Departments of Library and Information Science and Social Sciences


Brogan, M., & Phillips, H. (1994). Past as prologue : the Royal Commission into Commercial Activities of Government and Other Matters : proceedings from a conference on the Part II Report of the Royal Commission and the reform of government in Western Australia. Mount Lawley, Australia: SASTEC, Adith Cowan University.


The Royal Commission into the Commercial Activities of Government and Other Matters was appointed by the Lawrence Government on the 8th January 1991. The Commission concluded its work in November 1992, producing two major reports on the conduct of government in Western Australia between 1983 and 1989. In the second of these reports, the Commission made forty separate recommendations for the reform of Western Australian Government, to be implemented by a Commission on Government.

This conference examines the legacy of the Royal Commission, the work of the Commission on Government and issues in the reform or 're-invention' of government. The conference concludes with presentations from the current generation of political decision makers on the reforming of government and the role of the media in the work of the Royal Commission.


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