The survival of federalism in Australia

Schwab, Brian (1998). The survival of federalism in Australia Other, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland.

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Author Schwab, Brian
Thesis Title The survival of federalism in Australia
School, Centre or Institute School of Political Science and International Studies
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1998
Thesis type Other
Supervisor Unknown
Total pages 92
Language eng
Subjects 160601 Australian Government and Politics
Formatted abstract
This dissertation investigates the current state of federalism in Australia and puts forth a constructive argument about the future of Australian federation into the next century.

Federation represents an in-depth opportunity to analyze shifting power relationships in government as a result of multi-tier structure and the role of the judiciary in the adjudicating process between tiers...

...The dissertation examines problems associated with modem federalism in Australia, specifically the transfer of power to central jurisdiction and the increasing level of resources required to implement working federalism. Whilst it is premature to conclude that a crisis exists in the federalist model of government, there are warning signs that must be addressed. The concluding chapter restates the framework for separate but equal tiers of central and subnational government.
Keyword Federal government -- Australia
Australia -- Politics and government
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