Disciplinary appeals in the New south Wales public service

L. Thornthwaite*

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Abstract: There is a widespread proliferation of bodies such as disciplinary appeals tribunals which review prerogative decision‐making activities of managements. Yet scant analysis of their operation has taken place. This paper presents data concerning the operation of the New South Wales Government and Related Employees Appeal Tribunal. The nature of disciplinary appeals, the tribunal's decision‐making behaviour and the subsequent decisions are examined in the light of available explanatory frameworks. It is concluded that the disciplinary appeal body functions as a de facto arm of public sector management rather than as a neutral, juridicial body.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-67
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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