Topic: Inter-governmental Relations X


White Paper on the Reform of the Federation: Implications for Australian Local Government

Inter-governmental Relations     Regional Development     Structural Reform
This paper is a response to the Abbott Government's White Paper on Reform of the Federation. It traces key themes of local government's place in the Federation historically as well as examining the role for subsidiarity in shaping the ensuing reforms. Read more »
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Published: 15/09/2014
Background paper

Local Government and Regional Development Australia Committees: Understanding the Relationship and Responding to the Opportunities

Inter-governmental Relations     Regional Development     Shared Services and Regional Collaboration
This paper examines the roles and relationships with local governments of Regional Development Australia Committees.
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Published: 02/07/2014 Program: Research and Policy Foresight


Local Representation in Australia: A review of the legislation and literature

Governance     Inter-governmental Relations     Leadership
This document is a legislative and literature review of the frameworks for local representative governance as set out in the state legislation and relevant guidelines issued by the local government associations and state agencies. Read more »
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Published: 03/12/2013 Program: Governance Improvement

Australian Local Government Financial Reform - A Federal Perspective

Financial Management     Inter-governmental Relations
This briefing paper offers a first person account of federal interventions to increase local government`s long term financial sustainability. Read more » Read more »
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Published: 31/10/2013 Program: Research and Policy Foresight

Review of Current Local Government Reform Processes in Australia and New Zealand

Inter-governmental Relations     International
Provides a snapshot of local government review and reform processes in Australia and in New Zealand between February and March 2013. Co-published with the Local government Association of South Australia. Read more »
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Published: 05/06/2013


Unfinished Business? A Decade of Inquiries into Australian Local Government

Inter-governmental Relations
This Working Paper examines the findings, recommendations and outcomes of nine major national and state inquiries into local government over the period 2001-08, and identifies eight elements of an ongoing agenda for reform and improvement. More information ...
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Published: 20/09/2011 Program: Research and Policy Foresight