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Our Research –“One Nation and Indigenous Reconciliation”, Dr Simon Burgess in B. Grant, T. Moore & T. Lynch (Eds.), The Rise of Right-Populism: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and Australian Politics
Published date: 17/10/2018
Hanson and her party believe in Australia: they believe in our common culture, in our identity as Australians, and in giving one another a “fair go”. They themselves, however, have...
Our Research –“Policy-Based Evidence Making in Local Government: The New South Wales’ Muncipal Merger Program”– Brian Dollery
Published date: 26/09/2018
A feature of contemporary public policymaking across the world is its widespread dependence on commercial consultants for specialised advice. While a substantial literature exists on the problems associated with ‘externalisation’...
Our Research –“Economies of Scope in Portuguese Local Councils”, Caldas, Dollery and Marques
Published date: 01/08/2018
Whereas a substantial empirical literature has investigated scale economies in local government, by contrast little effort has been directed at economies of scope. Indeed, to date, very few published studies...
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