Transport policy in Australia - Evolution, learning and policy transfer

Bray, David J., Taylor, Michael A. P. and Scrafton, Derek (2011) Transport policy in Australia - Evolution, learning and policy transfer. Transport Policy, 18 3: 522-532. doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2010.10.005

Author Bray, David J.
Taylor, Michael A. P.
Scrafton, Derek
Title Transport policy in Australia - Evolution, learning and policy transfer
Journal name Transport Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0967-070X
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tranpol.2010.10.005
Open Access Status
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 522
End page 532
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Urban transport policy in Australia has changed markedly over the period since the first generation of modern urban transport strategies were published in the 1960s. This is illustrated through a review of 43 transport strategies published for the five largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide) in Australia between 1965 and 2010. The review is complemented with observations from a survey of public servants in the policy and strategy divisions of state and territory transport agencies. The results of this research are examined using the Dolowitz–Marsh framework, considering the need to seek policy transfer, who is involved, what is transferred, from where policy lessons are learnt, the degree of transfer, constraints to policy learning and demonstration that transfer has occurred. The evidence for policy transfer and learning is mixed. Transport policy adopted by the states of Australia for their respective capital cities has been remarkably similar between the cities and has changed in a similar way over time, indicating the almost seamless transfer of concepts. Less positively, there is little published evidence that the performance of previous strategies has been critically examined and lessons learned, and that the approaches adopted in strategies are superior to alternative approaches and are able to achieve the objectives set for them.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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