Weller and Tiernan

Anne Tiernan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University. She is author of Power Without Responsibility. Her research addresses the capacity and performance of executive advisory systems, and particularly relations between partisan and non-partisan advisers. Dr Tiernan sits on the Board ofCommissioners of the Queensland Public Service Commission and regularly advises governments on public sector issues.

Patrick Weller AO, a graduate of Oxford and the ANU, is the Premier of Queensland Chair of Public Management and Director of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University, where he has held a chair since 1984. He is the author, co-author or editor of some 36 books on Australian politics and comparative institutions, including Malcolm Fraser: Prime Minister, Australia's Mandarins and Cabinet Government in Australia.