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Haya Al-Daghlas; Felix Kin Peng Hui; Colin F. Duffield

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Page Range

pp. 227-246

Print Length

19 pages

9. Initial Investigation into the Effectiveness of Australian Ports’ Governance and Management Structures

The ninth chapter considers effectiveness of port governance and management structures in Australia. It briefly reviews Australian port reform, before considering private, local and international investment in Australia; the make-up of investors in major city ports in Australia; and the need to carefully assess foreign investment in critical infrastructure. Asset recycling in Australia is discussed. Factors identified from focus group discussions (in Australia) with key port stakeholders that help improve or act as obstacles to governance/policy, and that help improve or hinder management structures in ports, are also presented.