Stumbling into the future: living with the legacy of the great infrastructure sell-off

6 April 2017

The privatisation of urban infrastructure in Australia is an ironic story. The vehicles of urban infrastructure – the utilities and the state-owned enterprises – were so central to the life of cities that they became perfect entities for private sell-off. We now live with the consequences of the sell-off.

The utilities flourished in Australia as a nation-building exercise following the second world war. The Bretton Woods agreements entrenched Keynesian fiscal behaviours across the Western world.

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Phillip O'Neill, 2017, Stumbling into the future: living with the legacy of the great infrastructure sell-off, The Conversation, viewed 24 April 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/75201>.

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