Australia was a pioneer in the 1980s and 1990s in what later became known as New Public Management (NPM) (Pollitt 1990; Osborne and Gaebler 1992). The context was widespread demand for greater efficiency in government in response to global economic pressures and concern that government expenditure may be crowding out private investment and activity. Governments could no longer be exempt from competitive pressures and needed to demonstrate efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of public services.
|Title of host publication||Value for Money: Budget and financial management reform in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Australia|
|Editors||ANDREW PODGER TSAI-TSU SU JOHN WANNA HON S. CHAN MEILI NIU|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|