The corporatisation of government agencies: does it work for public housing?

Housing Australia

This policy paper explores the issues involved in corporatising public services and the possible consequences of using a corporatised model for the delivery of public housing. In Tasmania, the two corporate models that exist are government business enterprises and state-owned companies. Both models require the corporatised service to adopt a commercial focus. The paper looks at examples of corporatised public services in Tasmania and elsewhere and raises a number of serious doubts about this model as a response to the needs of public housing tenants.

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