Beyond the Canberra bubble: Rebuilding trust in federal Australia

JC Deem, A Tiernan

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In the wake of Scott Morrison’s unexpected victory on 18 May 2019, issues that scarcely featured during the federal election campaign came to sudden and dramatic prominence. The Coalition’s defiantly narrow, small-target strategy sought to divert attention from its record in key areas of policy and service delivery where responsibility is shared with state and territory governments—disability services, environment and natural resources management, health and housing—towards its preferred terrain of economic management and escaping the ‘Canberra bubble’. By contrast, Labor’s policy-rich platform engaged heavily with these areas of shared responsibility, promising sweeping reforms to child care, education, health...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Turnbull to Morrison: The trust divide: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2016-2019
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes


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