Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18710
Title: Less Haste, More Speed: The 'Fit for the Future' Reform Program in New South Wales Local Government
Contributor(s): Drew, Joseph (author)orcid ; Dollery, Brian E (author)
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12158
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18710
Open Access Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12158
Abstract: In August 2011 the New South Wales (NSW) Government established the Independent Local Government Review Panel to examine the options for improving the sustainability of the NSW local government sector. In October 2014 the NSW Government set out its response in its Fit for the Future reform program. This paper provides a critical assessment of the Fit for the Future program. We show that it contains errors, relies on unreliable data, and neglects important factors, which may be ascribed to the haste with which it has been constructed. This could have serious consequences given the potential impact the Fit for the Future program will have on NSW local government. We thus conclude that it would be prudent to address these matters before proceeding further with the program.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75(1), p. 78-88
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0313-6647
1467-8500
Field of Research (FOR): 160509 Public Administration
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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