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Pragmatic federalism and Australia's new national health agencies

Smullen, Amanda


This article examines the recent creation of Commonwealth semi-autonomous regulatory health agencies in the context of Australia�s pragmatic federal tradition. These (soft) regulatory agencies are novel to Australia�s historically fragmented federal health system, though they follow an apparent trend towards Commonwealth performance regulation of traditionally state/territory jurisdictional policies and functions. Following academic literature on the EU, the analysis here seeks to link notions...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper


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