Bush push suggests it’s time to revisit decentralisation policy

DECENTRALISATION policies should be revisited now there is more congestion in urban areas, better transport and telecommunication services, and people willing to move to the regions. 

Graeme Hugo and Kevin Harris from the University of Adelaide, in a draft report prepared for the federal government, argue Australia’s decentralisation policies have never been properly formulated or pursued.

They recount post-war attempts to settle more people in the regions, through decentralisation talks in the 1950s and 60s and the Whitlam government’s bid to bolster regional centres such as Albury-Wodonga… more

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