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The Rogue Minister and Sydney’s Adoption of Aerial Patrols

  • Christopher L. Pepin-Neff
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Abstract

This chapter reviews the New South Wales government’s adoption of aerial patrols as the third case study. I investigate a change in policy made by then Minister for Primary Industries, Ian Macdonald, to fund the reintroduction of airplane and helicopter patrols at local Sydney beaches following a series of high-profile shark bite incidents, including one at Bondi beach and in Sydney Harbour. I suggest that Minister Macdonald located himself in the solution-making process as the policy entrepreneur to save himself politically. Through a narrative of public fear, the policy was adopted.

Keywords

Sydney Australia Sharks Shark attack Public policy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher L. Pepin-Neff
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  1. 1.University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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