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

Connell, Daniel

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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]

dc.contributor.authorConnell, Daniel
dc.contributor.editorHowes, S.
dc.contributor.editorRao, M. Govinda
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:33:34Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780198092001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/23334
dc.description.abstractThe 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 involves not only a shift in responsibility for high level policy to the national government but also an attempt to make river management sustainable from a basin-wide perspective The Council of Australian Governments has unanimously agreed that reform is needed but the proposed policy and institutional changes introduced by the federal government are being widely resisted by state governments . This chapter places the current debate within its historical context and discusses a new set of institutional arrangements that are emerging unplanned and unintended but which could prove quite robust and moderately effective.
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofFederal Reform Strategies: Lessons from Asia and Australia
dc.relation.isversionof1 Edition
dc.titleFederalism and Water Management in Australia: Unintended Consequences in the Murray-Darling Basin
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor050209 - Natural Resource Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4430637xPUB26
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationConnell, Daniel, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage110
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage129
local.identifier.doi10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092001.003.0004
dc.date.updated2020-12-13T07:25:54Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationNew Delhi
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84958720768
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancehttps://global.oup.com/academic/rights/permissions/autperm/?cc=au&lang=en&..."posting on the your own personal website or in an institutional or subject based repository after a 12 month period for Science and Medical titles and a 24 month period for Academic, Trade and Reference titles" from the publisher site (as at 1/04/19). Connell, Daniel. "Federalism and Water Management in Australia: Unintended Consequences in the Murray-Darling Basin." Federal Reform Strategies: Lessons from Asia and Australia. Oxford University Press, 2013, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press
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