- Year: 2000
- Author: Trebeck, D
- Journal Name: Policy: a Journal of Public Policy and Ideas
- Publisher: Vol.16, No.2
- Country: Australia
The popular perception that the bush is going bust while the cities boom is challenged in this article which argues that some regional areas have thrived. Issues discussed include: adjustment to change by rural people; trade reform; productivity; falling commodity prices; misguided solutions; politicians out of touch with the community; and solutions that may work in improving the prospects for people in non metropolitan Australia.