Victorian local government reforms 1992-1999, revisited: implication for trade unions

Connoley, Rob 2007, Victorian local government reforms 1992-1999, revisited: implication for trade unions, Journal of economic and social policy, vol. 11, no. 2, Winter, pp. 3-21.

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Title Victorian local government reforms 1992-1999, revisited: implication for trade unions
Author(s) Connoley, Rob
Journal name Journal of economic and social policy
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Season Winter
Start page 3
End page 21
Publisher Southern Cross University, Centre for Policy Research
Place of publication Canberra, ACT
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1325-2224
Keyword(s) Victoria
politics and government
local government
trade unions
Summary Between 1992 and 1999 the Victorian State Government, Led by Jeff Kennett, set about implementing the most extensive public sector reform program ever witnessed in Australia, part of which involved significant changes in the organisation and operation of Local government. Although Local government had traditionally been 'the blind spot' in governmental arrangements, within three years of assuming office Local government had undergone major structural and operational change. This paper revisits this period by examining four elements of the reform agenda including the factors driving the reform, the Kennett government's approach to Local government reform, the expected outcomes sought by this government, and the policies implemented in Local government to achieve the expected outcomes. The paper identifies a number of implications for trade unions arising from this reform agenda and concludes that further investigation is warranted in this area.
Language eng
Field of Research 150306 Industrial Relations
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, Southern Cross University, Centre for Policy Research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007410

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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