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By Jackie Dickenson, Robert Corcoran

From barbecue-stopper to washminster, chardonnay socialist to xenophobia, A Dictionary of Australian Politics is a finished and full of life consultant to Australian political language. With convenient "quick grab" definitions, it truly is supported by way of in-depth motives of the historical past and utilization of significant phrases. For somebody attracted to politics, this can be an authoritative and unique reference. it really is uniquely Australian, bringing jointly a number political phrases and expressions that through the years have entered the vernacular. it's also overseas phrases that are necessary to political discourse.

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Communism, depression (economic), Socialist Party of Australia] communitarianism A prominent interpretation of the term (among a number of others) is that it deals with individual rights in relation to those of the community Definitions of communitarianism are so disparate or vague that the term is of little help unless the meaning adopted within a discussion is made clear. But it does raise the problem of the degree to which rights and preferences of the individual should be modified to benefit the welfare of the community.

The aim of deputations is to explain their opinions or needs, or to exert pressure to obtain a favourable result. [civic participation, lobby, pressure group] deregulation Removal of government regulation or controls on certain sections of the economy The term applies particularly to economic matters. In the later decades of the twentieth century governments in Australia and elsewhere implemented substantial deregulation but the worldwide economic upheaval beginning in 2008 resulted in governments in many countries resuming a greater economic role.

It has some international influence, although no formal power. indd 37 13/11/09 1:34 PM 38 Commonwealth Grants Commission member of the Commonwealth in a country that is also a member are known as commissioners or high commissioners, depending on rank. [Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, high commission] Commonwealth Grants Commission An independent statutory body with the responsibility of advising the Commonwealth government on making financial grants to the states Created by an act of parliament in 1933, the Commonwealth Grants Commission assesses claims by states for grants (as permitted under Section 96 of the Constitution) and makes recommendations to the Commonwealth.

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