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What is this thing called reform?

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Abstract


  • Reform is one of the buzzwords of contemporary politics. It is assumed that all governments, of whatever political type, should engage in this thing called reform. Reform is assumed to be a constant, always needing to be done, and the worst thing a government can do is to slow down – or even halt – reform.

    Hence, in August there was a National Reform Summit held in Sydney to discuss how to provide more impetus for increasing the tempo of reform. With the elevation of Malcolm Turnbull to the prime ministership since, there is fresh hope that he can break the reform “deadlock”.

    But what exactly is reform?

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Melleuish, G. C. (2015). What is this thing called reform?. The Conversation, 22 September

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3122&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2114

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  • 22 September

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  • http://theconversation.com/what-is-this-thing-called-reform-46859

Abstract


  • Reform is one of the buzzwords of contemporary politics. It is assumed that all governments, of whatever political type, should engage in this thing called reform. Reform is assumed to be a constant, always needing to be done, and the worst thing a government can do is to slow down – or even halt – reform.

    Hence, in August there was a National Reform Summit held in Sydney to discuss how to provide more impetus for increasing the tempo of reform. With the elevation of Malcolm Turnbull to the prime ministership since, there is fresh hope that he can break the reform “deadlock”.

    But what exactly is reform?

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Melleuish, G. C. (2015). What is this thing called reform?. The Conversation, 22 September

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3122&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2114

Volume


  • 22 September

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/what-is-this-thing-called-reform-46859