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Professor slams supercity structure

2 Sep 2010

Professor Ian Shirley, Pro-Vice Chancellor of AUT University, and Professor of Public Policy with the University's Institute of Public Policy addressed the National Policy Makers Conference 2010 in Wellington this month. 

A current member of the Auckland Regional Economic Development Forum, Professor Shirley maintains that the proposed model for the structure of Auckland’s governance effectively removes local government from Auckland.

He argues that local government in Auckland will be replaced with "a corporate structure where the major beneficiaries will be the exclusive brethren of big business, merchant bankers and a narrow range of consultants dominated by legal and accountancy firms”.

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Last updated: 02 Sep 2010 9:15am

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