David Clune

David Clune

BACKGROUND

David Clune was for many years the Manager of the NSW Parliament’s Research Service and the Parliament’s Historian. He is currently an Honorary Associate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and Consultant Historian to the NSW Legislative Council History Project. Dr Clune has written extensively about NSW politics and history. He is the editor (with Michael Hogan) of The People’s Choice: electoral politics in twentieth century NSW, author (with Gareth Griffith) of Decision and Deliberation: the Parliament of NSW, 1856-2003, editor (with Ken Turner) of The Premiers of NSW, 1856-2005 and The Governors of NSW, 1788-2010, and author of Inside the Wran Era: the Ron Mulock Memoirs. Dr Clune was a member of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW Committee and the Governor Macquarie Bicentenary Committee. He was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2001 and the Order of Australia Medal in 2011.

PUBLICATIONS

Books Authored and Edited

Editor with Michael Hogan of The People’s Choice: electoral politics in twentieth century NSW, 3 vols, Parliament of NSW and University of Sydney, 2001. Author of chapters ‘1941’, ‘1947’, ‘1953’, ‘1959’ and with Ken Turner ‘1973’.

Co-author with Gareth Griffith of Decision and Deliberation: the Parliament of NSW, 1856-2003, Federation Press, 2006.

Editor with Ken Turner of The Premiers of NSW, 1856-2005 , 2 vols, Federation Press, 2006. Author of chapters ‘SA Donaldson’, ‘CG Wade’, ‘GW Fuller’ and ‘JJ Cahill’.

Editor with Eamonn Clifford and Antony Green of The Electoral Atlas of NSW, 1856-2006 , NSW Department of Lands, 2006.

Editor with Ken Turner of Writing Party History: papers from a seminar held at Parliament House, Sydney, May 2006 , Parliament of NSW, 2007.

Editor with Ken Turner of The Governors of NSW, 1788-2010 , Federation Press, 2009. Author of chapters ‘Frederic John Napier Thesiger, Baron Chelmsford’, ‘Sir Walter Edward Davidson’, ‘Sir David Murray Anderson’ and with Ken Turner ‘Marie Roslyn Bashir’.

Editor with Rodney Smith of From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011 , Allen and Unwin, 2012. Author of chapters ‘NSW Politics 2007-2010’, ‘The Campaign’ and ‘Why Labor Lost’.

Keeping the Executive Honest: the modern Legislative Council committee system, Legislative Council of NSW, History Monograph No 1, 2013.

Inside the Wran Era: the Ron Mulock memoirs, Connor Court, 2015.

Connecting with the People: the 1978 reconstitution of the Legislative Council , Legislative Council of NSW, History Monograph No 2, 2017.

The Legislative Council and Responsible Government: Egan v Willis and Egan v Chadwick, Legislative Council of NSW, History Monograph No 3, forthcoming.

Refereed Journal Articles

‘The State Labor Party’s Electoral Record in Rural NSW, 1904-1981’ in Labour History, No. 47, November 1984.

‘The NSW Election of 1941’ in Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 30 No. 3, 1984.

‘Parliamentary and Extra Parliamentary Labor: NSW 1941-1965’ in Labour History, No. 62, May 1992.

‘The Legislative Assembly of NSW, 1941-1991’ in Legislative Studies (now Australasian Parliamentary Review), Vol. 7 No. 1, Spring 1992.

‘From McKell to McGirr’ in Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 79 Pts. 1 and 2, 1993.

‘The Decline and Fall of the Labor Government in NSW 1959-1965’ in Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 39, No. 3, 1993.

‘NSW Political Chronicle’, Australian Journal of Politics and History , July/December 1996 – January/June 2002 (twelve chronicles) and January/June 2011 to present.

‘Back to the Future?: the November 2001 federal election’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, Vol. 17 No. 1, Autumn 2002.

‘Howard at the Crossroads?: the October 2004 federal election’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, Vol. 20 No. 1, Autumn 2005.

‘Morris’s Minor Miracle: the March 2007 NSW election’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, Vol. 22 No. 2, Spring 2007.

‘The Development of Legislative Institutions in NSW, 1823-1843’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, Vol. 25 No. 2, Spring 2010.

‘1843: The Year It All Began’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, Vol. 26 No. 1, Autumn 2011.

‘The Accidental Leaders Play Their First Gig: the 2015 NSW election’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, Vol 31 No 2, Spring/Summer 2016.

Book Chapters

‘NSW Labor in the 1950s: the Cahill Government 1952-1956’ in Traditions for Reform in NSW: Labor history essays, Pluto Press, 1987.

‘The McKell Style of Government’ in Easson, M, ed., McKell, Allen and Unwin, 1988.

Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, ‘JG Arkins’, ‘J Dunn’, ‘D Grant’, Vol. 2, MUP, 2004; ‘J Arnold’, ‘JA Mulvihill’, ‘J Ormonde’, Vol. 3, University of NSW Press, 2010.

Australian Dictionary of Biography, MUP, ‘QS Spedding’, Vol. 12, 1990; ‘JJ Cahill’, Vol. 13, 1993; ‘AG Enticknap’, Vol. 14, 1996; ‘J McGirr’, Vol. 15, 2000; ‘WF Sheahan’ and ‘FE Stewart’, Vol. 16, 2002; ‘WR Colbourne’, Supplement 1540-1980, 2005; ‘JT Kane’, Vol. 17, 2007; ‘A Landa’, and ‘JB Renshaw’, Vol. 18, 2012; RR Downing, forthcoming.

‘Bob Carr: the unexpected colossus’ in Wanna, J, and Williams, P, eds., Yes, Premier: Labor leadership in Australia’s States and Territories, UNSW Press, 2005.

‘Elections, policy and politics: an overview’ in Bramston T, ed., The Wran Era, Federation Press, 2006.

‘Michael Maher: a good local Member’ and ‘Reg Downing: a safe pair of hands’ in Turner, K, and Hogan, M, eds., The Worldly Art of Politics, Federation Press, 2006.

Co-author with Gareth Griffith of ‘Arena v. Nader and the waiver of parliamentary privilege’ in Winterton, G, ed., State Constitutional Landmarks, Federation Press, 2006.

‘1858 and 1859’ in Hogan, M, Muir, L, and Golder, H, eds., The People’s Choice: electoral politics in colonial NSW, Federation Press, 2007.

‘NSW Premiers’ in Galligan, B, and Roberts, W, eds., Oxford Companion to Australian Politics, OUP, 2007.

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.

‘The NSW Public Sector: personal and polemical reflections’, Southern Highlands Newsletter (edited by Rodney Cavalier), May 2013.

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

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

‘A past master’s template for the also-Wrans’, The Australian, 22 April 2014.

‘A devoted fighter for Sydney’s west: Ron Mulock 1930-2014’, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 October 2014.

‘Thinking the once unthinkable in NSW’, Inside Story, 4 March 2015, [http://insidestory.org.au/thinking-the-once-unthinkable-in-new-south-wales].

‘NSW: the return of politics as usual?’ Inside Story, 10 November 2016 [http://insidestory.org.au/in-new-south-wales-the-return-of-politics-as-usual].

Book Reviews

'Publications from the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW’ in Australasian Parliamentary Review, 21(1) Autumn 2006, 22(1) Autumn 2007, 22(2) Spring 2007.

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

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

Bob Carr, ‘Diary of a Foreign Minister’, Australasian Parliamentary Review, 29(2) Spring 2014.

John Bennett, ‘Sir Charles Lilley: Premier and Chief Justice of Queensland’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(1) March 2015.

Kate McClymont and Linton Besser, ‘He who must be Obeid: the untold story’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(1) March 2015.

Andrew Tink, ‘Australia 1901-2001: a narrative history’, Australasian Parliamentary Review, 30(1) Autumn 2015.

Zareh Ghazarian, ‘The Making of a Party System: minor parties in the Australian Senate’ and Peter Van Onselen ‘Professionals or Part-Timers? Major Party Senators in Australia’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62(1) March 2016.

Narelle Miragliotta, Anika Gauja and Rodney Smith eds, ‘Contemporary Australian Political Party Organisations’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62(3) September 2016.

‘A Danger to Democracy and Liberty?’, Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer eds, The Conscription Conflict and the Great War, Inside Story, 10 November 2016 [http://insidestory.org.au/a-danger-to-democracy-and-liberty].