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Fixing the hole in Australia's Heartland: How Government needs to work in remote Australia


Walker, BW and Porter, DJ and Marsh, MI, Fixing the hole in Australia's Heartland: How Government needs to work in remote Australia, remoteFOCUS, Desert Knowledge Australia, Alice Springs, pp. 1-98. (2012) [Government or Industry Research]


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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.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:Remote Australia, governance, desert knowledge
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Australian government and politics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Macroeconomics
Objective Field:Macroeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marsh, MI (Professor Ian Marsh)
ID Code:82898
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2013-02-21
Last Modified:2014-12-23
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