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Coulson, K 2003, 'Budgeting and decision making within Australian state government transport agencies', DBA thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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Existing government related budgeting literature tends to focus on overall allocation of funds, rather than the individual decisions made. Similarly, much of the literature at the state government level focuses on the allocation of large sums of money amongst competing agencies, e.g. health, education. A notable gap in the literature becomes apparent when seeking examples of previous research about the budgeting and related decision making processes used to allocate operating expenditure within Australian state government agencies. This research employs a case study approach to investigate the budgeting and decision making processes used by eight Australian state government transport agencies.