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Accounting for national waste data: a Southern Tasmania outsourcing perspective


Oosthuizen, H and Willett, RJ and Wilmshurst, T and Williams, B, Accounting for national waste data: a Southern Tasmania outsourcing perspective, Public Money and Management, 38, (5) pp. 393-402. ISSN 0954-0962 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09540962.2018.1478495


This paper assesses the extent to which the accountability expectations of the Australian federal government with respect to the reporting of waste data are satisfied by local government authorities in Southern Tasmania. A case study, based on the Southern Tasmanian Waste Strategy Authority and its member councils, shows the complex accountability relations generated by outsourcing of waste management services in local government and the instrumental, legalistic attitude of managers to their accountability responsibilities.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:accountability, local government, outsourcing, waste management
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Research Field:Auditing and Accountability
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Objective Field:Environmental Management Systems
Author:Oosthuizen, H (Mr Heinrich Oosthuizen)
Author:Willett, RJ (Professor Roger Willett)
Author:Wilmshurst, T (Associate Professor Trevor Wilmshurst)
Author:Williams, B (Dr Belinda Williams)
ID Code:126503
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2018-06-14
Last Modified:2018-06-15

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