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The Chariot Wheels of the Commonwealth

Connell, Daniel

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This thesis examines the role of inter-judisdictional institutions in the Murray-Darling Basin and discusses the potential impact of the National Water Initiative approved by the Council of Australian Governments in June 2004. Over the last century there have been two periods during which decision makers attempted to craft or re-craft interjurisdictional water management arrangements to suit the priorities of their times. This thesis suggests that the early twenty-first century shuold be...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorConnell, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-04T01:35:19Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T06:15:21Z
dc.date.available2011-03-28T13:10:15Z
dc.identifier.otherb23003893
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/49407
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the role of inter-judisdictional institutions in the Murray-Darling Basin and discusses the potential impact of the National Water Initiative approved by the Council of Australian Governments in June 2004. Over the last century there have been two periods during which decision makers attempted to craft or re-craft interjurisdictional water management arrangements to suit the priorities of their times. This thesis suggests that the early twenty-first century shuold be another, Central is the argument that despite attempts to introduce a form of coordinated basin-wide management in the early twentieth century and in the 1980s, the record since then has been dominated by efforts to maximise state autonomy at significant and growing environmental cost to the region as a whole. The issues involved will be examined in the context of the Australian federal system and a discussion about the nature of the changes needed to implement more environmentally sustainable management. ...
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.uriThe Australian National University
dc.subjectMurray Darling Basin, National Water Initiative, Federalism, Water governance water reform, sustainability
dc.titleThe Chariot Wheels of the Commonwealth
dc.typeThesis (PhD)
local.contributor.institutionThe Australian National University
dcterms.valid2005
local.description.refereedYes
local.type.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.date.issued2005
local.contributor.affiliationCentre for Resource and Envrionment Studies
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d7a284a8ae4f
local.mintdoimint
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