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Title: Historical Evolution of Local Government Amalgamation in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia
Contributor(s): Tiley, Ian  (author); Dollery, Brian E  (author)
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14718
Abstract: Australian local government has been forced in recent decades to engage in 'amalgamation wars'. State governments have been the primary initiators for reducing numbers of local authorities, usually on the premise that there were too many authorities. States have pursued amalgamations often on the pretext of the perceived need for greater efficiency and better service delivery to local communities. However, numerous scholars, as well as practitioners in the local government sector, have argued that amalgamations on their own have not necessarily generated efficiencies. In addition, communities have often strongly opposed mergers and appealed against the perceived loss of local identity and local democracy. In the second of two comparative papers, we provide an account of the processes of amalgamation in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Publication Type: Working Paper
Field of Research (FOR): 149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: W Working Paper
Other Links: http://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/25416/02-2010x.pdf
http://www.une.edu.au/research/research-centres-and-institutes/centre-for-local-government/publications/working-papers
Series Name: Centre for Local Government Working Paper Series
Series Number : 02-2010
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