BEc Hon DLitt W.Aust., MA & DPhil Oxf., MPhil Murd., Hon DLitt Murd., FIPAA
Professor; Director, Graduate School of Government
F10 – Law School Building
The University of Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9351 8662
Fax: +61 2 9036 5183
Professor Geoff Gallop was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1986 to 2006 and the Premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006.
He was a Minister in the Lawrence Labor Government from 1990 to 1993 (holding a range of portfolios most notably Education, Fuel and Energy and Minister Assisting the Treasurer) and when that Government was defeated in 1993 he took up a range of Shadow Ministerial appointments. In 1994 he was elected Deputy Leader of the State Parliamentary Labor Party and in 1996 he was elected Leader.
As Premier, he oversaw a range of political and social reforms (electoral reform, gay and lesbian equality and a State Administrative Tribunal), upgraded the State's industrial and labour laws, brought a spirit of reconciliation to the resolution of Native Title and developed partnership models for the State's indigenous communities, changed the law to require all 16 and 17 year olds to be in education or training, was the first Premier to commit his government to a major desalination plant, stopped the logging of all of the State's Old Growth Forests creating record numbers of new national parks, restructured the State's electricity and racing industries, and started construction of the Perth to Mandurah Railway and City Tunnel.
As Minister for Science he established the Science Council, committed significant funding to Research and Development in the State, and established the Premier's Research Fellowship Program to attract leading researchers from overseas and interstate.
Geoff has been involved in a range of educational, community and sporting associations over many years and from 1983 to 1986 he was a Councillor at the City of Fremantle.
In 2001 he was awarded a Commonwealth of Australia Centenary Medal and was honoured with Life Membership of the Association for the Blind (Western Australia).
In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. In April 2006 he was admitted to the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Murdoch University and in March 2012 he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Western Australia.
In 2008 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.
He is currently Deputy Chair of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council, Chair of the Australia Awards Board and Member of the International Education Advisory Council.
Gallop G 2012 ‘The COAG Reform Council: A view from the inside' in Tomorrow's Federation: Reforming Australian Government, ed. Paul Kildea, Andrew Lynch and George Williams, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 43-52.
Gallop G 2011 'Public Leadership, Public Value and the Public Interest', Public Money and Management, 31:5, 371-376.
Gallop G 2011 'The Future of Australian Federalism?', Public Policy, vol 6, no1/2, pp3-8.
Gallop G 2011 ‘How Healthy is Australian Federalism?’, Senate Occasional Lecture, 25 January.
Gallop G 2011 ‘In defence of multiculturalism’, 2011 Barton Lecture, Newcastle University, 30 March.
Gallop G 2010 ‘In Defence of Federalism' in All that’s Left: Ideas for a Progressive Australia, ed. Nick Dyrenfurth and Tim Soutphommasane, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia.
Gallop G and Patmore G 2010 'Social Democratic Governments and Business', Labour History, vol.98, pp. 1-6.
Gallop G 2010 'Tackling Depression', Journal of Mental Health, vol.19:4, pp. 379-381.
Gallop G 2010 'The Case for a Charter of Rights', University of Notre Dame Law Review, vol.12, December, pp. 33-44.
Gallop G 2010 'Re-thinking Australian Politics: Engaging the Disenchanted’, 13th Annual Hawke Lecture, Adelaide, 13 October.
Gallop G 2010 'The Case for Public Service’ Bradfield Lecture, St Andrew’s College, University of Sydney, 2 September.
Gallop G 2009 'A Radical Legacy' in The Best Australian Political Writing 2009, ed. Eric Beecher, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 220-9.
Gallop G 2008 'The Federation' in Dear Mr Rudd: Ideas for a Better Australia, ed. Robert Manne, Black Inc., Melbourne, Australia, pp. 42-58.
Gallop G 2008 'A Radical Legacy', Griffith Review: Re-imagining Australia 19, pp. 53-62.
Gallop G 2008 'Australia’s Productivity and Participation Reform Agenda', OECD Forum 2008, Paris, France, 03 June.
Gallop G 2007 'Towards a New Era of Strategic Government' in A Passion for Policy: Essays in Public Sector Reform, ed. John Wanna, ANU E Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 75-89.
Gallop G 2007 'Strategic Planning – is it the new model?', Public Administration Today:10, pp. 28-33.
Gallop G 2007 'What is the Public Interest?', Public Administration Today:12, pp. 44-48.
Gallop G 2007 'Who Governs the Governors? Political Accountability Today', Public Administration Today, vol.12, pp. 61-66.
Gallop G 2007 'In defence of left liberalism’, Don Aitkin Lecture, University of Canberra, 3 December.
Gallop G 2007 ‘Whatever happened to Australian Radicalism? 2007 Henry Parkes Oration, Tenterfield, 20 October.
Gallop G 2007 'Leadership and Politics Today’ Banksia Lecture, Murdoch University, 16 August.
Gallop G 2007 ‘Where is government going?’ Key Directions Public Lecture, University of Sydney, 6 June.
Gallop G 2006 ‘Religion, Politics and Buddhism’, The New Critic, Issue 2.
Gallop G 2006 'Towards a new era of strategic government, The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Public Lecture Series, Acton, 25 October.
Gallop G 2006 ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ 2006 Sambell Oration, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne, 30 August.
Gallop G 2004 ‘Interactions between cultural diversity and the law’, Onyx: Journal of the Blackstone Society, October, 22-29.
Gallop G 2003 ‘Living with difference: does multiculturalism have a future?’ 2003 Walter Murdoch Lecture Murdoch University, 17 September.
Gallop G 2001 ‘Is there a third way?’ in Left Directories: is there a Third Way?, ed P. Nursey-Bray and C. Lee Bacchi, UWA Press, pp 32-41.
Gallop G 2001 ‘Drawing the line between the public and the private’, Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, Vol 6, pp. 12-19.
Gallop G 1998 A State of Reform: essays for a better future, Helm Wood Publishers.
Gallop G 1997 ‘Combating Cynicism’, The Parliamentarian, Vol 77, July pp. 222-224.
Gallop G 1995 'States Rights – for what?', Journal of the Whitlam Institute of Social and Economic Research, vol.2:4, pp. 6-10.
Gallop G 1993 'Opening Address: Beyond economic rationalism, Proceedings of a Joint Conference with the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, UWA ed. Peter Saunders and Sara Graham, Perth, WA, Australia, 27th November 1993, pp. 1-5.
Gallop G 1991 'The changing role of universities' in The Internationalisation of Industry, Government and Education in Western Australia, ed. M Innes-Brown and P Hedges, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia, pp. 20-25.
Gallop G 1991 'Education Providers and their Communities in the 1990’s', Evolving Partnerships in Education: Papers Presented at the 30th National Conference of the Australian College of Education, Deakin, Australia, 1st January 1991-31st December 1991, pp. 40-51.
Gallop G 1986 'Western Australia' in Australian State Politics, ed. B Galligan, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 74-97.
Gallop G 1986 'Political Chronicle: Western Australia July to December 1985', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol.32, pp. 294-303.
Gallop G 1986 'Ideology and the English Jacobins: The Case of John Thelwall', Enlightenment and Dissent, vol.5:3-20.
Gallop G 1986 'The Future of Thatcherism', Australian Outlook, vol.40:2, pp. 75-83.
Gallop G and Layman L 1985 'Western Australia' in From Country to National: Australian Rural Politics, ed. B J Costar and D Woodward, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 109-118.
Gallop G 1985 'Politics in Western Australia', Current Affairs Bulletin , vol.62:7, pp. 24-31.
Gallop G 1985 ‘Political Chronicle: Western Australia July to December 1984’ Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol. 31:2, pp. 323-30.
Gallop G 1984 'Political chronicle: Western Australia July to December 1983', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol.30:2, pp. 270-279.
Gallop G 1984 'The Burke Labor Government', Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, vol.11:4, pp. 219-230.
Gallop G 1984 'Political change in Western Australia, Rural Communities Beyond 1984: Conference Papers, Perth, WA, Australia, 1st January 1984-31st December 1984.
Gallop G 1983 'Burke to power in Western Australia', Labor Forum, vol.5:2, pp. 22-24.
Gallop G 1983 'The Western Australian election 1983', Politics, vol.19:1, pp. 93-96.
Gallop G 1982 'Thomas Spence and the Real Rights of Man' in Pig’s meat: Selected writings of Thomas Spence: Radical and Pioneer Land Reformer, Spokesman Books, Nottingham, United Kingdom, pp. 11-53.
Gallop G 1977 'Karl Marx, socialism and the condition of women', Time Remembered (Murdoch University History Club), vol.1:1, pp. 17-28.
Gallop G 1977 'The two revolutions in the thought of young Marx', Links: A Journal of Politics:3, pp. 9-13.
Gallop G and Blundell-Wignall A 1972 'The Economics of Education: Some critical comments', Economic Activity, vol.15:3, pp. 16-31.