Northern visions: the Commonwealth and the north since 1945

Megarrity, Lyndon (2016) Northern visions: the Commonwealth and the north since 1945. Northern Territory Historical Studies, 27. pp. 26-46.

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[Extract] Since Federation, the Commonwealth has debated what role it should play in the development of Northern Australia. For many decades, fear of Asia was a powerful argument for the Commonwealth to develop the north. In more recent times, Australia's economic engagement with Asia has encouraged Commonwealth politicians to think again about Northern Australia, with its proximity to Asia now being a potential benefit to the nation.

Item ID: 42835
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2203-4390
Keywords: northern Australia; Commonwealth; Australian politics; Whitlam
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Projects and Grants: APMC Fellowship 2010-11
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 01:16
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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