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Title: Structural Reform in Australian Local Government
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian Edward  (author); Byrnes, Joel David (author); Crase, Lin (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1080/10361140802035820
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Abstract: Amalgamation has always been the favoured Australian policy instrument for improving the efficiency of Local government. However, this policy consensus has flown against mounting evidence that amalgamation not only often fails to reduce costs, but also generates significant unintended negative consequences. This note considers various recent reports into Australian Local government and argues that earlier policy consensus on the efficacy of Local council amalgamation has vanished.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Political Science, 43(2), p. 333-339
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Place of Publication: Abingdon (Oxon), United Kingdom
ISSN: 1036-1146
Field of Research (FOR): 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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