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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 not consistently afforded everyone a fair go, and their divisive and alienating approach to leadership is hardly conducive to the kind of national unity that […]
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’ of policy advice, not least the quality of this advice, concern has also been expressed on the moral hazards involved in the process stemming from […]
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 on scope economies in local government exist using non-parametric methods. In order to address this gap in the literature, this paper empirically examines economies of […]
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