Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11365
Title: Autonomy versus Oversight in Local Government Reform: The Implications of 'Home Rule' for Australian Local Government
Contributor(s): Grant, Bligh (author); Dollery, Brian E (author)
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2012.704003
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11365
Abstract: This paper examines Australian local government in terms of local council autonomy as set against the oversight exercised by state governments. In particular, we investigate 'home rule' in the United States and its potential relevance to the Australian milieu. We argue that prima facie the operation of home rule is problematic due to its litigious nature, and that while the implementation of home rule might be possible in an Australian local government jurisdiction, it is improbable. However, consideration of home rule as a principle by which state-local government relationships might be organised sheds light on the limits to the autonomy and independence of Australian local governments.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Political Science, 47(3), p. 399-412
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1036-1146
1363-030X
Field of Research (FOR): 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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