Hidden successes? Holistic sustainability policies in three Australian states: A case study

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Date & time

Wednesday 06 December 2017


Coombs Extension 1.04
ANU Canberra


Kuntal Goswami


School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
02 6125 6033

In Australia during the early 2000s, all Labor-governed states adopted sustainable development-based strategic plans or strategies. This study examines the life cycle of three overarching policies of early 2000s from three Australian states: Tasmania Together, South Australia’s Strategic Plan and the Western Australian State Sustainability Strategy.

My study compares the level of commitment towards sustainable development in Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia during the life span of these policies and establishes the importance of understanding the political dimensions of sustainable development.

About the speaker

Kuntal Goswami started his career in the field of hospitality marketing (India) followed by retail management (Oman) and institutional marketing (India). After migrating to Australia he worked as finance tutor in the university sector then shifted to South Australian local government and worked as senior finance officer and corporate service manager for different local councils. After completing his honours, he started his PhD at the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University. In 2015 he enrolled into the ANU-CDU joint PhD program at RegNet.

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