The Years of Scandal

Commissions of Inquiry in Western Australia, 1991-2004

Edited by: Alan Peachment

Ambitious in scope and incisive in its detail, this wide-ranging book brings fresh insights to a contentious and misunderstood area: the role in politics of royal and other commissions of inquiry. Spanning an often tumultuous and bitter period in Western Australian public life from the late 1980s onward, The Years of Scandal offers valuable perspectives on the procedural machinery of commissions. At the same time, the book analyzes key aspects of some strategic inquiries under review, whose diverse subject matter includes police corruption, financial scandals, medical improprieties, family violence, child abuse, and local government imbroglios.

323 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781920694579