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The Debate on Australian Federalism: Local Government Financial Interrelationships with State and Commonwealth Governments

Worthington, Andrew C. & Dollery, Brian E. (2000) The Debate on Australian Federalism: Local Government Financial Interrelationships with State and Commonwealth Governments. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 59(4), pp. 25-35.

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Abstract

The nascent debate on Australian federalism has hitherto focused almost entirely on Commonwealth-state interrelationships to the virtual exclusion of local government. Since Australian local government employs around 156,000 people and spends in excess of $10 billion this neglect is unfortunate. In an effort to at least partly remedy this oversight, the present paper seeks to assess various unsettled questions in local government financial relationships with both Commonwealth and state governments, especially the issue of financial assistance grants and their efficiency consequences.

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ID Code: 2646
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Fiscal federalism, intergovernmental relations, local government
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.00177
ISSN: 0313-6647
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Political Science not elsewhere classified (160699)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified (160599)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:25

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