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Federalism and Water Management in Australia: Unintended Consequences in the Murray-Darling Basin

Connell, Daniel


The history of river management in Australia�s Murray-Darling Basin demonstrates the effective limits of political and financial power in a federal system. While the financial power rests overwhelmingly with the federal government, state governments with greater knowledge and administrative capacity have pursued their own different goals. Backed by a funding package of over $12 billion Australian over ten years the federal government is currently implementing a comprehensive Basin Plan. This...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Federal Reform Strategies: Lessons from Asia and Australia
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092001.003.0004
Access Rights: Open Access


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