Fiscal Federalism in Australia: From Keating to Whitlam

Mathews, Russell and Grewal, Bhajan ORCID: 0000-0003-2977-1071 (1995) Fiscal Federalism in Australia: From Keating to Whitlam. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


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.

Dimensions Badge

Altmetric Badge

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
DOI CSES Working Paper No. 1
ISBN 9781862724631
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 340000 Economics
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords fiscal federalism; Australia; Keating; Whitlam
Download/View statistics View download statistics for this item

Search Google Scholar

Repository staff login