Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17954
Title: De-Amalgamation in Action: The Queensland experience
Contributor(s): Valle de Souza, Simone (author); Dollery, Brian E (author); Kortt, Michael A (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2014.930506
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17954
Abstract: While a substantial theoretical and empirical literature has examined compulsory local government consolidation, little is known about de-amalgamation after forced mergers. Following the controversial 2008 Queensland local government amalgamation programme, which saw a radical reduction in the number of local councils, four forcibly merged councils have finally begun to de-amalgamate following successful plebiscites. This paper traces the extraordinary Queensland de-amalgamation process from its inception and attempts to place it in a broader conceptual framework. The paper provides a critical assessment of Queensland de-amalgamation policy development and implementation and seeks to draw broader public policy lessons for structural reform in local government.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Public Management Review, 17(10), p. 1403-1424
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1471-9045
1471-9037
Field of Research (FOR): 160509 Public Administration
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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