Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3516
Title: No Lessons Learned: A Critique of the Queensland Local Government Reform Commission 'Final Report'
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian Edward  (author); Mun Ho, Chong (author); Alin, James (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3516
Abstract: On 17 April 2007 the Queensland government established a Reform Commission to consider the compulsory amalgamation of local councils. On 27 July 2007 the Commission recommended a program of compulsory amalgamation that would reduce the number of local councils from 157 to 73. These recommendations were passed into law amidst great acrimony in the early hours of 10 August. This paper provides a critical evaluation of the arguments for amalgamation presented by the Commission in the light of the scholarly literature on local government mergers.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform, 15(1), p. 67-84
Publisher: Australian National University
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
ISSN: 1322-1833
Field of Research (FOR): 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 910205 Industry Policy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://epress.anu.edu.au/agenda/015/01/pdf/15-1-AR-1.pdf
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