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Obstacles to progress: What's wrong with Tasmania, really?


West, J, Obstacles to progress: What's wrong with Tasmania, really?, Griffith Review, (39) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1448-2924 (2013) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Why Tasmania is such a long-term under-performer, and what might be done to improve it are important questions not only for Tasmanians, but also for the nation as a whole. In fact, it can be argued that what’s happening in Tasmania is not an exception but a microcosm for a major part of Australia; it is already typical of non-metropolitan regions and might represent more of Australia’s future. One advantage in Tasmania, however, is that because it is both a ‘region’ and a state, data and other information are available that allow us more clearly to see patterns that remain buried among bigger aggregates in other states, which elsewhere combine the big cities with non-urban regions into a comforting average.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Tasmania, obstacles, difficulties, implications
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Other economics
Research Field:Other economics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Industry policy
UTAS Author:West, J (Professor Jonathan West)
ID Code:87575
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2013-11-25
Last Modified:2014-08-05
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