The North Australia strategy after 50 years must include the creation of a New State

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Remote regions of northern Australia will only get the jump on economic growth if they have the same basic conditions as in other parts of the country. Photo: Peter Braig


After 50 years of the same debates and disappointments on northern Australian development, it’s time for something different. Our next national strategy must be about more than mines, dams and development dreams.There are no silver bullets, but there is significant opportunity.

The first thing we need to do is put aside the platitudes we have heard over and over again. Yes, most of Australia’s rain does fall in northern Australia and yes, northern Australia is geographically close to Asia, but neither of these factors alone will guarantee any development in the future.




It’s time to rethink the great north growth strategy.


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