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Government objectives

This chapter focuses on mechanisms for delivering on government objectives. Various factors have shaped governments' policies and their approach to service provision. From a public policy perspective, governments should prioritise those objectives where private sector provision is unlikely to be adequate.

Individuals and communities have increasingly high expectations for the quality, range and quantity of goods and services they receive. These are provided by both the public and private sectors. Like individuals, the government has many objectives and limited resources with which to deliver on them.

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