Privatisation and new public management: Asset sales and Commissions of Audit in Queensland, 1990–2013

Colley, Linda Katurah and Head, Brian W. (2014) Privatisation and new public management: Asset sales and Commissions of Audit in Queensland, 1990–2013. Australian Journal of Political Science, 49 3: 391-407. doi:10.1080/10361146.2014.931342


Author Colley, Linda Katurah
Head, Brian W.
Title Privatisation and new public management: Asset sales and Commissions of Audit in Queensland, 1990–2013
Journal name Australian Journal of Political Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1036-1146
1363-030X
Publication date 2014-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10361146.2014.931342
Volume 49
Issue 3
Start page 391
End page 407
Total pages 17
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Governments since the 1980s have reshaped the public sector by selling public businesses and other assets, and by introducing competition in the supply of taxpayer-funded services. Explanations for these new directions have focused on political ideologies about the proper role of government, and economic arguments about business efficiency, while noting an international trend towards diffusion of these policy ideas. However, the methods for achieving significant policy shifts have often been overlooked. This study examines the case of Queensland, highlighting a wider range of reform factors, including bureaucratic advice and commission of audit recommendations.
Keyword Privatisation
Commission of audit
Asset sales
Policy entrepreneurs
Policy development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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