Another opportunity lost? Victorian Labor's enactment of sustainability, 1999-2010

Coffey, B 2012, 'Another opportunity lost? Victorian Labor's enactment of sustainability, 1999-2010', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 303-313.


Document type: Journal Article
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Title Another opportunity lost? Victorian Labor's enactment of sustainability, 1999-2010
Author(s) Coffey, B
Year 2012
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Administration
Volume number 71
Issue number 3
Start page 303
End page 313
Total pages 11
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Abstract 'Sustainability' provides the dominant frame for environmental policy debate, even though there is considerable debate to as to what sustainability is, why is it needed, and how can it be progressed. From 1999 through to 2010, Victoria was governed by Australian Labor Party (ALP) led governments that, at times, actively pursued the goal of sustainable development. This culminated in the stated ambition for Victoria to be 'world leaders in environmental sustainability debate and practice'. This paper explores the way in which sustainability was enacted by Victorian Labor while in government. The evidence indicates that the potential of Victorian Labor's vision was never realized, and that it failed to significantly reform the neoliberal policy settings it inherited.
Subject Environment Policy
DOI - identifier 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2012.00779.x
Copyright notice © 2012 The Author
ISSN 0313-6647
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