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dc.contributor.authorBrown, A Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:59:49Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:59:49Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-18T06:11:48Z
dc.identifier.issn18332110en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30282
dc.description.abstractAfter decades of debate, options have sharpened for the scope and process for meaningful reform of Australia's federal system. Signs can be found in public support for the Rudd government's short-term drive to reform intergovernmental relations, and the prominence of further reform proposals in the Australia 2020 'Ideas Summit' of April 2008. Following the summit theme of 'thinking big', this paper examines Australian citizens' attitudes towards the extent of reform needed or possible for 'fixing' the problems of Australian federalism, revealed by an Australian Research Councilfunded constitutional values survey conducted by the author and colleagues in May 2008. The extent and depth of public sympathy for reform demonstrates the importance of an approach which embraces the medium and long-term development of Australia's system of governance, in addition to short-term improvements. Large sections of Australia's citizenry have the capacity to 'think big' about reform of the federal system by 2020. In conclusion an argument is made for reform processes that heed this evidence and maximise this opportunity.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCurtin University of Technologyen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=153933643368145;res=IELHSSen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom30en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto50en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPublic Policyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchConstitutional Lawen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180108en_US
dc.titleThinking Big: Public opinion and options for reform of Australia's federal systemen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Curtin University. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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