A Critical Appraisal of the Western Australia Budget 2012-13
The CPSU/CSA commissioned the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at Charles Darwin University and the University of Newcastle, to provide an independent appraisal of the current fiscal strategy deployed by the Western Australian government. CofFEE are acknowledged experts in the field of public finance analysis.
Specifically, the research was to:
- Provide a framework for evaluating fiscal policy at the state level.
- Discuss the specific 2012-13 Western Australian Budget from the perspective of this evaluation framework.
- Analyse the impacts of the pursuit of “efficiency dividends” on the capacity of the Western Australian public service to deliver first-class services to the citizens of the State.