On the Northern Treadmill

McGregor, Russell (2015) On the Northern Treadmill. Australian Policy Online. pp. 1-6.

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Australians seem to be forever rediscovering an urgent need to 'unlock' the vast potential of the north. They've been doing it for over a hundred and fifty years, and throughout that time their efforts have been accompanied by a great deal of hyperbole. It still is. On the other hand, extravagant proposals for northern development have always inspired countervailing arguments, pointing out their economic and environmental impracticality. Yet today's advocacy of massive northern developments takes place in a virtual historical vacuum. This article makes a plea for the vacuum to be filled.

Item ID: 42325
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1449-7476
Keywords: Northern Australia; Northern development; history of northern Australia
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 01:20
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960704 Land Stewardship @ 50%
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