Professor Geoffrey Gallop

BEc Hon DLitt W.Aust., MA & DPhil Oxf., MPhil Murd., Hon DLitt Murd., FIPAA
Director, Graduate School of Government

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 8662

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Biographical details

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.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2010

  • Assessing the role of the Australian Labor Party in newly democratizing states in the Pacific region; Gallop G, Lees C; DVC Research/International Visiting Research Fellowship (IVRF).
  • Public Sector Capacity Building in Rwanda; Gallop G; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • Strategic Issues in Public Administration in Cambodia; Gallop G; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Gallop, G. (2012). Politics, Society, Self: Occasional Writings. Crawley, Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Gallop, G. (2013). Change. In Patrick Keneally (Eds.), Finding our place: thoughts on love, hope and belonging, (pp. 39-46). Paddington, Australia: The Benevolent Society.
  • Gallop, G. (2013). The Vision Thing: We need a national plan. In M. Lyons, A. March, A. Hogan (Eds.), Pushing Our Luck: Ideas for Australian Progress, (pp. 170-182). Sydney: CPD Centre for Policy Development.
  • Gallop, G. (2012). The COAG Reform Council: a View from the Inside. In Edited by Paul Kildea, Andrew Lynch and George Williams (Eds.), Tomorrow's Federation: Reforming Australian Government, (pp. 43-52). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Gallop, G. (2010). In Defence of Federalism. In Nick Dyrenfurth & Tim Soutphommasane (Eds.), All That's Left: What Labor Should Stand For, (pp. 77-95). Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Gallop, G. (2009). A radical legacy. In Beecher, Eric~ (Eds.), The Best Australian Political Writing 2009, (pp. 220-229). Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Press.
  • Gallop, G. (2008). The Federation. In Robert Manne (Eds.), Dear Mr Rudd: Ideas for a Better Australia, (pp. 42-58). Melbourne: Black Inc.
  • Gallop, G. (2007). Towards a New Era of Strategic Government. In John Wanna (Eds.), A Passion for Policy: Essays in Public Sector Reform, (pp. 75-89). canberra Australia: ANU E Press.

Journals

  • Guo, H., Gallop, G. (2012). Comparative Analysis of Public Management Education between China and Foreign Countries. China Public Administration Review, 13, 127-138.
  • Gallop, G. (2011). New Development: Public Leadership, Public Value and the Public Interest. Public Money and Management, 31(5), 371-376. [More Information]
  • Gallop, G., Patmore, G. (2010). Social Democratic Governments and Business. Labour History (Australia), 98(May), 1-6.
  • Gallop, G. (2008). A radical legacy. Griffith Review, 19, 53-62.
  • Gallop, G. (2007). Strategic Planning: Is it the New Model? Public Administration Today, 10, 28-33.
  • Gallop, G. (2007). What is the Public Interest? Public Administration Today, 12, 44-48.
  • Gallop, G. (2007). Who Governs the Governors? Political Accountability Today. Public Administration Today, 12, 61-66.

Conferences

  • Gallop, G. (2008). Australia's Productivity and Participation Reform Agenda. Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Forum OECD 2008, France: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Reference Works

  • Gallop, G. (2012). Reid, Gordon Stanly (1923-1989). Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).

2013

  • Gallop, G. (2013). Change. In Patrick Keneally (Eds.), Finding our place: thoughts on love, hope and belonging, (pp. 39-46). Paddington, Australia: The Benevolent Society.
  • Gallop, G. (2013). The Vision Thing: We need a national plan. In M. Lyons, A. March, A. Hogan (Eds.), Pushing Our Luck: Ideas for Australian Progress, (pp. 170-182). Sydney: CPD Centre for Policy Development.

2012

  • Guo, H., Gallop, G. (2012). Comparative Analysis of Public Management Education between China and Foreign Countries. China Public Administration Review, 13, 127-138.
  • Gallop, G. (2012). Politics, Society, Self: Occasional Writings. Crawley, Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
  • Gallop, G. (2012). Reid, Gordon Stanly (1923-1989). Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Gallop, G. (2012). The COAG Reform Council: a View from the Inside. In Edited by Paul Kildea, Andrew Lynch and George Williams (Eds.), Tomorrow's Federation: Reforming Australian Government, (pp. 43-52). Sydney: Federation Press.

2011

  • Gallop, G. (2011). New Development: Public Leadership, Public Value and the Public Interest. Public Money and Management, 31(5), 371-376. [More Information]

2010

  • Gallop, G. (2010). In Defence of Federalism. In Nick Dyrenfurth & Tim Soutphommasane (Eds.), All That's Left: What Labor Should Stand For, (pp. 77-95). Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Gallop, G., Patmore, G. (2010). Social Democratic Governments and Business. Labour History (Australia), 98(May), 1-6.

2009

  • Gallop, G. (2009). A radical legacy. In Beecher, Eric~ (Eds.), The Best Australian Political Writing 2009, (pp. 220-229). Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Press.

2008

  • Gallop, G. (2008). A radical legacy. Griffith Review, 19, 53-62.
  • Gallop, G. (2008). Australia's Productivity and Participation Reform Agenda. Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Forum OECD 2008, France: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
  • Gallop, G. (2008). The Federation. In Robert Manne (Eds.), Dear Mr Rudd: Ideas for a Better Australia, (pp. 42-58). Melbourne: Black Inc.

2007

  • Gallop, G. (2007). Strategic Planning: Is it the New Model? Public Administration Today, 10, 28-33.
  • Gallop, G. (2007). Towards a New Era of Strategic Government. In John Wanna (Eds.), A Passion for Policy: Essays in Public Sector Reform, (pp. 75-89). canberra Australia: ANU E Press.
  • Gallop, G. (2007). What is the Public Interest? Public Administration Today, 12, 44-48.
  • Gallop, G. (2007). Who Governs the Governors? Political Accountability Today. Public Administration Today, 12, 61-66.

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