body bg


Isolating the consequences of government policy on regional development: comparative analysis of the state border regions of Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Howard, Dennis
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Regional policy from the national government level in Australia has been intermittent since federation with the consequence that most regional policy has emerged at State Government level. This provides an opportunity for comparative analysis of the effectiveness of regional policy on an interstate basis. In order to conduct comparative analysis, this paper identifies a number of special regions in Australia that were potentially homogenous, but this homogeneity has been disturbed by the arbitrary location of States' borders in the nineteenth century. Further research into the economic performance of the State border regions is recommended because it would add to the understanding of regional policy design and evaluation of policy effects.

Related Items

Regional Development Policy Framework: An Action Agenda for Regional Development

Regional Western Australia will continue to be a key contributor to the nation’s well being. The...

Research Paper: A review of Regional Development Australia Committee Regional Plans, 2013

This report summarises the findings of a review of selected aspects of the 2010 and 2011 regional...

Planning regional development in Australia: questions of mobility and borders

Radically changing ideas and practices around mobility and borders have made the question...

Share this with your friends

Footer Logo

Contact Us

Level 2, 53 Blackall Street
Barton ACT 2600
Telephone: 02 6260 3733
or email us