David Clune

David Clune

BACKGROUND

David Clune was for many years the Manager of the NSW Parliament’s Research Service and also the NSW Parliament’s Historian. He has written extensively about NSW politics and history. He is the author with Gareth Griffith of Decision and Deliberation: the Parliament of NSW, 1856-2003, and the editor with Ken Turner of The Premiers of NSW, 1856-2005 and The Governors of NSW, 1788-2010. He was a member of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW Committee and the Governor Macquarie Bicentenary Committee and is a member of the Editorial Committee of Australasian Parliamentary Review. Dr Clune was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2001 and the Order of Australia Medal in 2011.

PUBLICATIONS

Books Authored and Edited


Clune, D 2013, Keeping the Executive Honest: the modern Legislative Council committee system, Legislative Council of NSW 2013.

Clune, D & Turner, K (eds) 2009, The Governors of NSW, 1788-2010, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clifford, E, Clune, D & Green, A (eds) 2006, Electoral Atlas of NSW, 1856-2006, NSW Department of Lands, Sydney.

Clune, D & Turner, K (eds) 2006, Writing Party History: papers from a seminar held at Parliament House, Sydney, May 2006, New South Wales Parliament, Sydney.

Clune, D & Griffith, G (eds) 2006, Decision and Deliberation: the Parliament of NSW, 1856-2003, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clune, D & Turner, K (eds) 2006, The Premiers of NSW, 1856-2005, vol. 1-2, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clune, D & Hogan M (eds) 2001, The People’s Choice: electoral politics in twentieth century NSW, vol. 1-3, Parliament of NSW and University of Sydney, Sydney.

Refereed Journal Articles

Clune, D 2013, "Political Chronicles". Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59(4), 618-668.

Clune, D 2011, "1843: The Year It All Began", Australasian Parliamentary Review, vol. 26, no. 1.

Clune, D 2011, "NSW Political Chronicle", Australian Journal of Politics and History, January-June 2011.

Clune, D 2011, "NSW Political Chronicle", Australian Journal of Politics and History, July-December 1996 to January-June 2002 (twelve chronicles).

Clune, D 2010, "The Development of Legislative Institutions in NSW 1823-1843", Australasian Parliamentary Review, vol. 25, no. 2.

Clune, D 2007, "'Morris’ Minor Miracle': the March 2007 NSW Election", Australasian Parliamentary Review, vol. 22, no. 2.

Clune, D 2005, "Howard at the Crossroads? The October 2004 Federal Election", Australasian Parliamentary Review, vol. 20, no. 1.

Clune, D 2002, "Back to the Future? The November 2001 Federal Election", Australasian Parliamentary Review, vol. 17, no. 1.

Clune, D 1993, "From McKell to McGirr", Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 79, no. 1&2.

Clune, D 1993, "The Decline and Fall of the Labor Government in NSW 1959-1965", Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 39, no. 3.

Clune, D 1992, "Parliamentary and Extra Parliamentary Labor: NSW 1941-1965", Labour History, vol. 62, pp. 106-115.

Clune, D 1992, "The Legislative Assembly of NSW 1941-1991", Legislative Studies, vol. 7, no. 1.

Clune, D 1984, "The State Labor Party’s Electoral Record in Rural NSW 1904-1981", Labour History, vol. 47.

Clune, D 1984, "The NSW Election of 1941", Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 30, no. 3.

Book Chapters


Clune, D (forthcoming), "A Landa" & "JB Renshaw", in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Clune, D 2010, "J Arnold", "JA Mulvihill" and "J Ormonde", in Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol. 3, University of NSW Press, Sydney.

Clune, D 2009, "Frederic John Napier Thesiger", "Baron Chelmsford", "Sir Walter Edward Davidson", "Sir David Murray Anderson", in D Clune & K Turner (eds), The Governors of NSW, 1788-2010, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clune, D & Turner, K 2009, "Marie Roslyn Bashir", in D Clune & K Turner (eds), The Governors of NSW, 1788-2010, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clune, D 2007, "1858 and 1859", in M Hogan, L Muir, & H Golder (eds), The People’s Choice: electoral politics in colonial NSW, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clune, D 2007, "NSW Premiers", in B Galligan & W Roberts (eds), Oxford Companion to Australian Politics, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Clune, D 2007, "JT Kane", in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Clune, D 2006, "Elections, policy and politics: an overview", in T Bramston, (ed.), The Wran Era, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clune, D 2006, "Michael Maher: a good local Member" and "Reg Downing: a safe pair of hands", in K Turner & M Hogan (eds), The Worldly Art of Politics, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clune, D & Griffith, G 2006, "Arena v. Nader and the waiver of parliamentary privilege" in G Winterton (ed.), State Constitutional Landmarks, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clune, D 2006 "SA Donaldson", "CG Wade", "GW Fuller" and "JJ Cahill", in D Clune & K Turner (eds), The Premiers of NSW, 1856-2005, vol. 1-2, Federation Press, Sydney.

Clune, D 2005, "WR Colbourne", in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplement 1540-1980, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Clune, D 2005, "Bob Carr: the unexpected colossus", in J Wanna & P Williams (eds), Yes, Premier: Labor leadership in Australia’s States and Territories, University of NSW Press, Sydney.

Clune, D 2004, "JG Arkins", "J Dunn" and "D Grant", in Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Clune, D 2002, "WF Sheahan" and "FE Stewart", in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Clune, D 2001, "1941", "1947", "1953", "1959", in D Clune & M Hogan (eds), The People’s Choice: electoral politics in twentieth century NSW, Parliament of NSW and University of Sydney, Sydney.

Clune, D & Turner, K 2001, "1973", in D Clune & M Hogan (eds), The People’s Choice: electoral politics in twentieth century NSW, Parliament of NSW and University of Sydney, Sydney.

Clune, D 2000, "J McGirr", in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Clune, D 1993, "JJ Cahill", in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Clune, D 1990, "QS Spedding", in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Clune, D 1988, "The McKell Style of Government" in Easson, M (ed.), McKell, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.

Clune, D 1987, "NSW Labor in the 1950s: the Cahill Government 1952-1956" in Traditions for Reform in NSW: Labor history essays, Pluto Press, Sydney.

Clune, D 1996, "AG Enticknap", in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

In the media

Clune, D 2014, ‘The O’Farrell legacy’, Inside Story, http://inside.org.au/the-ofarrell-legacy/, 18 April 2014.

Clune, D 2014, ‘A pastmaster’s template for the also-Wrans’,The Australian, 22 April 2014.

Reviews


Robert Lehane, ‘William Bede Dalley’ in Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 94(1) June 2008.

Andrew Moore, ‘Mr Big of Bankstown’ in Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58(1) March 2012.

Frank Sartor, ‘The Fog on the Hill: how NSW Labor lost its way’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, 27(1) Autumn 2012.

Alex Mitchell, ‘Come the Revolution: a memoir’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, 27(2) Spring 2012.

Geoff Gallop, ‘Politics, Society, Self’ and Jim Macken, ‘What Is To Be Done? the struggle for the soul of the labour movement’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, 28(1) Autumn 2013.

Troy Bramston ed, ‘For the True Believers: great Labor speeches that shaped history’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, 28(1) Autumn 2013.

Graeme Starr, ‘Carrick: principles, politics and policy’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, 28(2) Spring 2013.

Robyn Smith, ‘Arcadian Populism: the Country Liberal Party and self government in the Northern Territory 1978-2005’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, 28(2) Spring 2013.

Ian Hancock, ‘Nick Greiner: a political biography’ in The Spectator, 29 June 2013.

Nick Cater, ‘The Lucky Culture’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, 29(1) Autumn 2014.

Pamela Williams, ‘Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the ultimate revenge’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, March 2014.

Journalism


‘The Life and Times of William McKell’, McKell Institute, http://mckellinstitute.org.au/about-3/the-life-and-times-of-bill-mckell, 2011.

‘Long history of corruption’, The Australian, 23 November 2012.

‘Corruption entrenched when spivs and sleaze reign’, The Australian, 2 September 2013.

‘The O’Farrell Legacy’, Inside Story, http://inside.org.au/the-ofarrell-legacy/, 18 April 2014.