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Paul Collits

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Journal article

1 Jan 2012

Regional policy in Australia requires clear principles based on a proper understanding of the nature of the regions. In this article Paul Collits argues for a more nuanced approach to the development of regional policy, rather than the broad infrastructure spend, and focus on large...

Report

1 Jan 2009

The Government's regional policy may best be remembered for its highly controversial, though vigorously defended, RPP, or for its 1999 Regional Australia Summit, which raised so many expectations. However, the Howard Government's major contribution to regional policy over eleven years was to further embed localism...

Journal article

1 Jan 2008

The demise of the Howard Coalition Government in Australia in late 2007 and the coming to power of a new Labor Government provides a timely opportunity to consider the fate of regional development under Howard and its prospects under the current administration. Much of the...

Report

1 Jan 2004

The paper addresses the issue of the unrealistic expectations placed on regional policy by those who see spatially even development as attainable and desirable. It does not specifically formulate or seek to justify answers to what might be termed the four great questions of regional...

Journal article

1 Jan 2004

...the rift between country and city is wider than at any time in the last 150 years. The rift is so wide that the return of rural and outback prosperity - if by chance it does return - will not quickly narrow the gap. For...

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