Fixing the hole in Australia's Heartland.pdf (2.89 MB)
Fixing the hole in Australia's Heartland: How Government needs to work in remote Australia
reportposted on 2023-05-25, 17:57 authored by Walker, BW, Porter, DJ, Marsh, MI
This report sets out the challenges of governance in remote Australia, advances a series of propositions and defining features of remote Australia and identifies ways to improve governance. Over the past 30 years, it has become the most urbanised continent in the world. Australia's view of itself has shrunk to its coastal fringe. More than 85% of our population lives within 50km of the coastline and our systemof democracy and national economy has progressively been altered to serve the coastal aras and large mass of people in urban Austalia. In numerous ways, this has been at the expense of how remote Australia and its people and communities are governed, leading to what is nothing less than a crisisin governance, and an urgent need for systemic change.
Commissioning bodyDesert Knowledge Australia
PublisherDesert Knowledge Australia
Place of publicationAlice Springs
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