- Year: 2001
- Author: Disney, J
- Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference, Canberra
- Country: Australia, East Asia
Julian Disney presents a broad picture of the impact of globalisation and social development, before focusing on rural health. He argues that although globalisation has brought disadvantages there are also advantages in terms of the possibilities for the globalisation of governance. Two forms of regionalism are discussed: the potential for development with the East Asian area; and the development of regional centres within Australia. The issue of tax reform to free up resources for areas such as rural health is considered.