CONSTITUTIONAL AND FISCAL FEDERALIST PERSPECTIVES ON THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT ROADS TO RECOVERY FUNDING PROGRAMME
Brian Dollery (),
Bryan Pape and
The IUP Journal of Governance and Public Policy, 2008, vol. III, issue 4, 34-51
Australian local government is widely acknowledged to be under severe financial distress that has been mainly manifest in local infrastructure under-investment. The Commonwealth government’s Roads to Recovery funding programme has provided substantial funding relief to municipalities to provide local roads. However, the sheer monetary scale of Roads to Recovery and its direct funding of councils make it unique in Australian fiscal federalism and thus eminently deserving of research effort. Unfortunately, Roads to Recovery has been almost completely ignored by the academic community. This article seeks to remedy this neglect by exploring Roads to Recovery from two perspectives: The legal status of Roads to Recovery and its economic characteristics in terms of the theory of fiscal federalism.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:icf:icfjgp:v:03:y:2008:i:4:p:34-51
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in The IUP Journal of Governance and Public Policy from IUP Publications
Bibliographic data for series maintained by G R K Murty ().