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From Orderly Marketing to Deregulation 1948–1988

  • Linda Courtenay Botterill
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Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 53)

Abstract

The Wheat Stabilization Act 1948 was renewed on a regular basis throughout the 1950s and 1960s. This was a period of entrenchment of the marketing arrangements (Cockfield and Botterill 2007), with little change to the nature of the support offered to growers through the stabilisation provisions and with continued government involvement in the operations of the Australian Wheat Board. The economic environment within which the Board was operating was changing, however, and alternative approaches to rural policy began to be raised in public policy debate.

Keywords

Wheat industry developments 1948–1988 Australia Institutional change Rural policy development Australian Wheat Board 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business and GovernmentUniversity of CanberraCanberraAustralia

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