Harry Evans (1946-2014)
Harry Evans was the longest serving Clerk of the Senate, serving from 1988 to 2009. Born at Lithgow in 1946, he died in Canberra on 7 September 2014.
In this excerpt from an interview in the Oral History collection, Harry Evans discusses the Parliament-Executive relationship and the ‘Macklin resolution’. Successfully moved by Australian Democrats Senator, Michael Macklin, the resolution sought to avoid the problem of government legislation being rushed through parliament in the final weeks of a sitting.
The interview was recorded in 1989 by Greg McIntosh, when he was Political Science Fellow at the Australian Parliament, for his project Rounding up the Flock? Executive Dominance and the New Parliament House. The Museum has acquired the McIntosh collection.
The complete interview may be listened to at our Oral Histories website