Report

Between a mined-out rock and a hard place

Publisher
Australia
Description

Helen Fraser and Minh Nguyen examine the situation in Nauru - once ranked among the world's wealthiest countries per capita owing to its rich but now depleted phosphate resources. Continued dependency on phosphate export revenue has reduced this island state to near bankruptcy. The authors remind Australia of its unique responsibilities as a former colonial administrator of Nauru and also as the large and influential neighbour of a small island state.

Publication Details
Publication Year:
2005