Towards Closure? Coexistence, remoteness and righteousness in Indigenous policy in Australia
The policy framework claiming to support Indigenous people in remote parts of Australia is in disarray with Commonwealth, state and territory governments proposing closure of remote communities on a range of economic and social policy grounds, but facing significant criticism on economic, environmental, social and cultural grounds. Western Australia's proposal to close 150 remote communities, announced in late-2014, is reviewed and found to reveal a profound failure of geographical literacy.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Macquarie University, Australia
Publication date: April 3, 2015