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|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||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 85|
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