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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Rodneyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, A Jen_US
dc.contributor.editorMark Bruerton, Tracey Arklay, Robyn Hollander and Ron Levyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-23T12:31:28Z
dc.date.available2018-10-23T12:31:28Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781760021481en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380030
dc.description.abstractThe logic of any federal system - not only at point of creation but in its ongoing operation and evolution - rests on having an agreed understanding of the roles and responsibilities of its constituent governments. Little wonder, then, that debates over the strengths and weaknesses of federal systems frequently revolve around whether there is sufficient clarity about who is meant to be doing what. In Australia , these debates were revitalised between 2014 and 2016 by the Abbott Government's Reform of the Australian Federation initiative, with its preference for a federalism in which the Commonwealth and states would have sovereignty over their own distinct spheres of policy (for more details see the Introduction to this volume). ' Any sustainable resolution to the question to the question of who should be doing what in the Australian Federation has to extend beyond agreement among politicians. The responses of the general public will also be critical, as will commitment to the new arrangements by the public officials on whom the operation of Australia's federal system depends. Elected politicians find it extremely difficult to carry through successful institutional and policy reforms, such as rationalisation and redistribution of federal policy responsibilities, where these reforms face resistance from public sector bureaucrats.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherFederation Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760021481en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleA People's Federationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom20en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto34en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian Government and Politicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160601en_US
dc.titleBeyond ‘Sovereign Spheres’: Public Officials’ Views on Allocating Policy Responsibilities in the Australian Federationen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBrown, A J J.


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