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Title: A Critical Evaluation of Structural Reform Considerations in 'Rates and Taxes: A Fair Share for Responsible Local Government'
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian Edward (author)
Publication Date: 2005
DOI: 10.1080/00049180500325751
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1244
Abstract: In its landmark report entitled 'Rates and Taxes: A Fair Share for Responsible Local Government', the Commonwealth House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics, Finance and Public Administration (2003) considered the plight of Australian local government given its very wide terms of reference involving local government's roles and responsibilities, current funding arrangements, municipal capacity, council expenditure, scope for rationalization, and the findings of the Commonwealth Grants Commission Review (2001) of the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995. The authors of the 'Hawker Report' brought down 18 recommendations, two of which dealt directly with the thorny question of structural reform. This paper seeks to provide a critical assessment of those aspects of the Report that concern structural reform in Australian local government.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Geographer, 36(3), p. 385-397
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1465-3311
0004-9182
Field of Research (FOR): 140215 Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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