More Queensland exceptionalism: public sector industrial relations from new labor to the old coalition

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Public sector change across Western economies produces broadly similar results for the state and for public employment relations. Yet local variations can matter, as governments choose how vigorously to pursue downsizing, constructing and decentralisation. As an example of such regional differences, this paper examines the form of public sector change introduced in Queensland under Labor and Coalition governments, and the implications of union strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-81
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes

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