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|Title:||Regional Development and Local Government: Three Generations of Federal Intervention||Contributor(s):||Kelly, Andrew (author); Dollery, Brian E (author); Grant, Bligh (author)||Publication Date:||2009||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4529||Abstract:||Contemporary Australian local government faces several daunting problems, not least escalating financial un-sustainability and local infrastructure depletion. The main response of the various state and territory governments has taken the form of a series structural reform programs, with a strong emphasis on forced amalgamation. However, widespread dissatisfaction with the consequences of these compulsory consolidation programs has led to a search for alternative policy solutions based largely on shared services and various types of regional co-operation between local councils. This paper seeks to place proposed 'regional' solutions to contemporary problems in historical perspective by providing a comparative account of three distinct federal government initiatives of 'region-directed' policy in the post-World Two era: the 'nation-building' of the 1940s; the 'paternalism' of the 1970s; and 'self-sufficiency' of the 1990s. We argue that, not withstanding the complex relationship between historical circumstances and changing state-federal relations, important lessons for current local government policy making can be learnt from a critical assessment of these episodes of federal intervention at the regional level.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 15(2), p. 171-193||Publisher:||Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc (ANZRSAI)||Place of Publication:||Australia||ISSN:||1324-0935||Field of Research (FOR):||160601 Australian Government and Politics||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://www.anzrsai.org/system/files/f8/f4/f51/f55/o321//Kellyetal.pdf||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 217
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