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The great divide: Sydney or the bush

  • 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.

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