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Policy brief – place-based investment

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Place-based policy and investment are being implemented or proposed across a range of sectors and localities. However, very few of these initiatives (if any) are taking place in the remote Outback communities of Australia.  Place-based approaches are particularly important to Outback Australia because the social, economic, cultural, and environmental conditions faced by communities in the […]

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Policy brief: Outback Livelihoods and Landscapes – Rangelands and RLP

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The Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships program supports 225 projects that contribute to six outcomes. Four of those outcomes are related to the environment and two are related to sustainable agriculture.  The program invests $450 million across the whole of Australia. Yet an analysis conducted by the Centre for Conservation Geography shows that the average […]

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Outback Conversations

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The Outback Alliance is hosting a series of webinars to discuss how the Outback is weathering the pandemic and what different policy responses are required to support communities to rebuild. The aim of the series is to ultimately answer the following questions: How has Covid-19 hit the Outback? What happens now? What are the differences […]

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Where is the Outback?

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The Outback is an extraordinary place. It encompasses more than 70 per cent of the Australian continent, but less than four percent of the population lives there. It generates a considerable portion of Australia’s wealth, while also being one of the few great natural places remaining on the globe. Where is the Outback? The Outback […]