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Title: A Normative Model for Local Government De-Amalgamation in Australia
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian E  (author); Kortt, Michael A  (author); Grant, Bligh  (author)
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2011.623670
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Abstract: Ongoing local community dissatisfaction in some newly amalgamated local government areas resulting from the 2007 Queensland forced amalgamation program has raised the prospect of de-merger in that state. One catalyst has been the Opposition's commitment to de-amalgamation should it acquire government. Apart from some descriptive discussion of actual de-amalgamation episodes, almost no prescriptive analysis exists on the optimal form any de-merger process may take. Using two documented cases of de-amalgamation in metropolitan and regional settings, this exploratory paper seeks to address this gap in the literature on local government by presenting a 'stylised' approach to de-amalgamation designed for Australian local government conditions built around five generic principles.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(4), p. 601-615
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1036-1146
Field of Research (FOR): 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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