The Outback Alliance members and key stakeholders from diverse sectors discuss issues and challenges that have been identified following the first outbreak of COVID-19:

How has Covid-19 hit the Outback? What happens now?

What are the differences in service delivery between urban Australia and Outback Australia?

What policy change is necessary to ensure Outback communities are supported to thrive?

What can we learn from the Outback and remote communities?

Shared themes, opportunities and lessons emerged as the series progressed, enabling deeper cross-sectoral understanding, and identification of future Outback-appropriate policy development.

Conversation # 8 – Joining the Dots – Policy Pathways for the Future

The Outback Alliance members reflect on the themes and messages that emerged from the diverse experiences described through the webinar series as a whole.  What are the commonalities?  What are the opportunities for the Outback that cut across sectors?  Do we need collective lobbying on these? 

Edwina Cameron (Pew), Frank Quinlan (RFDS), Andy Bubb (Ninti-One), Mark Stafford-Smith (CSIRO), Barry Traill (Pew), Jimmy Cocking (Arid Lands Environment Group), Alana Moller (ICPA), Andrew Drysdale (Alsajad NRM) and Kim Houghton (Regional Australia Institute) discuss the challenges and opportunities that have been identified through the series of Outback Conversations.