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Policy change and industry associability: the Australian mining sector


Kellow, AJ and Simms, M, Policy change and industry associability: the Australian mining sector, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 72, (1) pp. 41-54. ISSN 0313-6647 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/1467-8500.12008


In this paper we use evidence from the recent trajectories of mining industry associations in the Australian federation to argue for the significance of institutional explanations for the formation and maintenance of interest groups. We argue that the recent lack of consultation by the Commonwealth government with the Minerals Council of Australia over resources rent taxation proposals reflected a weakness that resulted from the shifting basis of associability stemming from institutional changes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:interest groups, institutions, mining industry
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Australian government and politics
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kellow, AJ (Professor Aynsley Kellow)
ID Code:87535
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-11-21
Last Modified:2017-11-07

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