- Year: 2008
- Author: FENNA, Alan
- Journal Name: Public Administration Today
- Journal Number: 14
- Country: Australia
Edited version of a speech to the IPAA National Conference, Roundtable on Federalism, Perth, 19 September 2007 - whether the decline of the states creates an opening for the rise of local or regional government - impact of centralising pressures on local government - pessimism about the 'third tier' of government in Australia.