Policy brief: Land-based livelihoods

Policy papers

Land-based livelihoods in the Outback include pastoralism, tourism and mining, including Indigenous enterprises, as well as supporting activities such as natural resource management services, and also smaller land-based activities such as local horticulture, aquaculture, bush food production, etc.  Together they contribute significantly to the national economy, and manage an enormous area of Australia on behalf […]

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Policy brief: The Environment

Policy papers

Maintaining the exceptional environment of the Outback is intertwined with maintaining socially and economically healthy Outback communities. Many of its nongovernment economic sectors – tourism, pastoralism, carbon farming and fisheries – depend on a healthy and attractive environment. In turn, maintenance of the Outback’s superlative landscapes requires active land management to control wildfires and eradicate […]

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Policy brief: Economies of scope

Policy papers

In well-populated areas, efficiencies are commonly gained through economies of scale.  In Sydney, for example, the same waste collection trucks may be able to collect from twice as many customers by driving a kilometer further into the next suburb, thus making collections per house cheaper. This creates economies of scale. But to double the number […]

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Outback Conversations

News & Updates

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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Remote Australia requires unique and specific policies – Outback Alliance launched

Media

Launching on Monday at an event in Federal Parliament, a new alliance of non-government organisations and individuals have announced they will work for better delivery and outcomes in remote Australia. The Outback Alliance is a wide cross-sector of organisations who all provide services for Outback communities, working together towards Outback prosperity for businesses, health, environment […]

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Where is the Outback?

News & Updates

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 […]

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