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Fiscal Federalism in Australia: From Keating to Whitlam

Mathews, Russell and Grewal, Bhajan (1995) Fiscal Federalism in Australia: From Keating to Whitlam. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper presents an assessment of the development of fiscal federalism in Australia over the two decades from 1972 to 1992. This period covers the administrations of four Prime Ministers, Whitlam, Fraser, Hawke and Keating, which witnessed phenomenal change in the functioning of the Australian federal system. It is argued that while fiscal dominance of the Commonwealth remained a feature throughout this period, fiscal centralisation reached new heights during the Hawke-Keating period of 1983-1992.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: fiscal federalism; Australia; Keating; Whitlam
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 340000 Economics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:37
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/69
DOI: CSES Working Paper No. 1
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