Another opportunity lost? Victorian Labor's enactment of sustainability, 1999-2010

Coffey, Brian 2012, Another opportunity lost? Victorian Labor's enactment of sustainability, 1999-2010, Australian journal of public administration, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 303-313.

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Title Another opportunity lost? Victorian Labor's enactment of sustainability, 1999-2010
Author(s) Coffey, Brian
Journal name Australian journal of public administration
Volume number 71
Issue number 3
Start page 303
End page 313
Total pages 11
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Richmond, Vic.
Publication date 2012-09
ISSN 0313-6647
1467-8500
Keyword(s) sustainability
neoliberalism
environmental policy
Summary ‘Sustainability’ provides the dominant frame for environmental policy debate, even though there is considerable debate to as to what sustainability is, why is it needed, and how can it be progressed. From 1999 through to 2010, Victoria was governed by Australian Labor Party (ALP) led governments that, at times, actively pursued the goal of sustainable development. This culminated in the stated ambition for Victoria to be ‘world leaders in environmental sustainability debate and practice’. This paper explores the way in which sustainability was enacted by Victorian Labor while in government. The evidence indicates that the potential of Victorian Labor's vision was never realized, and that it failed to significantly reform the neoliberal policy settings it inherited.
Language eng
Field of Research 160507 Environment Policy
160510 Public Policy
Socio Economic Objective 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050038

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