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dc.contributor.authorKing, Tanyaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Kristinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:53:28Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:53:28Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-29T05:56:55Z
dc.identifier.issn18332110en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40085
dc.description.abstractDrier conditions in Australia have compelled governments to implement various projects to address current or impending water shortages. Such projects have not always been popular with the local community who are directly affected by this infrastructure, with 'procedural justice' emerging as a critical issue. This paper analyses issues of public perceptions of 'procedural justice' in implementing environmental projects in regional areas, in the context of the recently approved desalination plant in the regional Victorian town of Wonthaggi. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data from a survey of 316 Wonthaggi residents, we show that one of the major predictors of residents' resistance toward accepting the building of the desalination plant was explained by perceptions of procedural injustice. We further argue that inadequate attention to the particular political history of the region has compounded the sense that the plant implementation has been unfair. Attention to such political histories is vital to avoiding conflict with local stakeholders and to the successful and ethical implementation of development projects in regional areas.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCurtin University of Technologyen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.business.curtin.edu.au/index.cfm?objectid=26917022-D901-C80F-DEB71923B2BB01FCen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom105en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto121en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPublic Policyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199en_US
dc.titleProcedural Justice and the Australian Environment: The case of the Wonthaggi Water Desalination Planten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009Curtin 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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