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Dr Wayne Errington

Telephone +61 8 8313 0661
Position Lecturer
Fax +61 8 8313 3443
Building Napier Building
Floor/Room 4 18
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

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Biography/ Background

Wayne Errington received his undergraduate degree and PhD from the University of Western Australia. He is the author, with Peter van Onselen, of the bestselling John Winston Howard: The Definitive Biography. Wayne has also published feature articles and opinion pieces in all the major national newspapers. His current research and teaching interests are in Australian parties and elections, as well as leadership and communication.


Books and Book Chapters

Miragliotta, N. W. Errington and N. Barry The Australian Political System in Action. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. 2013.

Errington, W. and N. Miragliotta. Politics and the Media: An Introduction. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. 2nd ed. 2011 Errington, W.  ‘From Opposition to Government: Consolidating Power’, in J.

Uhr and P. t’Hart (eds), How Power Changes Hands: Transition and Succession in Government. Palgrave, London, 2011.

Errington, W. ‘Conservative Leadership’, in J. Uhr and P. t’Hart (eds), Public Leadership in Australia and Beyond. ANU E-Press, Canberra. 2008.

Errington, W. ‘Federalism and Liberal Thinking’, ch. 16 in Liberals and

Power: The Road Ahead. Peter van Onselen (ed.). Melbourne University Press, Carlton. 2008.

Errington, W. and P. van Onselen. John Winston Howard: The Definitive Biography. 2nd ed. Melbourne University Press, Carlton. 2008.

Errington, W. and P. van Onselen. ‘The US Presidential Model of Democracy will Fail in Afghanistan’, pp.146-48 in J. Einfeld (ed.) Current Controversies: Afghanistan. Thompson Gale, Detroit, 2005.

Refereed Journal Articles

Miragliotta, N. and W. Errington. 'The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Public Broadcasting', Australian Journal of Public Administration. 2012

Miragliotta, N. and W. Errington. ‘Legislative Recruitment and Party Models:
Evidence From Australia’, Legislative Studies. 2012

Miragliotta, N. and W. Errington. ‘From the Gallery to the Parliament:
Journalists as Politicians’, Australian Journal of Politics and History.
December 2009.

Errington, W. and P. van Onselen. ‘The Democratic State as a Campaign Tool:
the Permanent Campaign in Australia’, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. Vol. 45, No.1. 2007.

van Onselen, P. and W. Errington. ‘Managing Expectations: The Howard Government’s Work Choices Information Campaign’, Media International Australia. No. 123, 2007 Errington, W. and P. van Onselen. ‘From Vitriolic Criticism to Ungainly
Praise: Locating John Howard’s Political Success’. AQ: Journal of Political Analysis. Vol.79, No.2. 2007.

Errington, W. and P. van Onselen. ‘Public Servants or Partisan Dirt-Diggers:
Inside the Government Members Secretariat’, with Peter van Onselen.
Australian Journal of Communication. Vol 32(2). 2005.

van Onselen, P. and W. Errington. ‘Shock Troops: The Growing Role of Senators in House Campaigns’, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol.
40. No. 3. 2005.


Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesPolitics & Government
ExpertisePolitical leadership and communication, Australian elections

Entry last updated: Sunday, 24 Jan 2016

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