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Balancing conflicting goals: the big challenge for governments

Argy, Fred


Australians are now reaping the economic fruits of two decades of reform and structural change. But they are being asked to turn their backs on egalitarian values once considered untouchable. This article examines key changes and applies two tests: first, could Australia have achieved broadly the same economic benefits with less equity sacrifice; and, second, did the shift in policy values towards individualism and materialism adequately reflect the community's own preferences and priorities?...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration


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