PPIW Report Publication: Regional Cooperation and Shared Services – Reflections from ‘Wales Down Under’

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government asked the Public Policy Institute for Wales to review the existing evidence on shared services. Alongside that report, the Public Policy Institute for Wales commissioned Professor Graham Sansom (University of Technology Sydney) to summarises experiences of regional collaboration in Australia.

Like Wales, Australia has experienced intense debates about the ‘right’ approach to structural reform of local government. Professor Sansom’s report highlights a number of lessons which may be applicable to Wales.

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