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The privatisation of Australian airports: an evaluation


Bostock, WW, The privatisation of Australian airports: an evaluation, International Journal of Engineering, Applied and Management Sciences Paradigms, 18-21 December 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, pp. 64-68. ISSN 2320-6608 (2019) [Conference Extract]

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The private versus public ownership of enterprises and assets is a principle fundamental to every community or state which will have to take a decision as to where to position itself on the private/public spectrum. Whilst the decision can often be made on ideological grounds of "private is good/public is bad", or "private is bad/public is good", in reality each decision has its merits and demerits so that it should be evaluated within the terms of its own specificity. In the case of Australia, the decision has been taken to privatise all major airports, and this is evaluated in terms of the unique set of conditions that apply, namely distance from the rest of the world, geographic dispersal of population and a federal system of government. A less than favourable response by airport users is observed.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:privatisation, airports, Australia, airport privatisation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Policy and administration not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Aerospace transport
Objective Field:Air passenger transport
UTAS Author:Bostock, WW (Dr William Bostock)
ID Code:137496
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-02-17
Last Modified:2020-03-18
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