Country towns in a big Australia: the decentralisation debate revisited

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Collits, Paul. 2010. "Country towns in a big Australia: the decentralisation debate revisited." 3rd National Country Towns Conference: Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns Conference. Bendigo, Australia 30 Sep - 01 Oct 2010
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Country towns in a big Australia: the decentralisation debate revisited

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AuthorCollits, Paul
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 3rd National Country Towns Conference: Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns Conference
Number of Pages20
Year2010
Conference/Event3rd National Country Towns Conference: Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns Conference
Event Details
3rd National Country Towns Conference: Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns Conference
Event Date
30 Sep 2010 to end of 01 Oct 2010
Event Location
Bendigo, Australia
Abstract

Senior Research Fellow Paul Collits analyses new solutions for handling a bigger population. He suggests governments shouldn’t impose decentralisation on regional areas but rather leave it up to regional areas to drive their own economic futures which would benefit all country towns, not just spill-over cities.

Keywordsdecentralisation; regional Australia
Byline AffiliationsRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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