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Competition and Collaboration in the Contracting of Family Relationship Centres

Butcher, John; Freyens, Benoıt Pierre

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In 2005-06 the Australian government announced the establishment of 65 Family Relationship Centres (FRCs) - a 'gateway' service assisting separating couples to reach agreement about child custodial arrangements without recourse to courts. The use of a multi-round competitive contracting regime for the purpose of selecting service providers gave rise to a number of tensions amongst not-for-profit organisations (NFPOs) which, to a degree, compromised the full realisation of stated public policy...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69300
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2010.00708.x

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