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Developing Northern Australia: recognising remote mixed-market economies

Lovell, Judith, Guenther, John Ch. and Zoellner, Donald L. (2015). Developing Northern Australia: recognising remote mixed-market economies. In: Developing Northern Australia Conference, Rydges Southbank, Townsville, 20 - 22 July 2015.

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IRMA ID 79607912xPUB6
Author Lovell, Judith
Guenther, John Ch.
Zoellner, Donald L.
Title Developing Northern Australia: recognising remote mixed-market economies
Conference Name Developing Northern Australia Conference
Conference Location Rydges Southbank, Townsville
Conference Dates 20 - 22 July 2015
Conference Publication Title Developing Northern Australia Conference 2015: Economically, Socially, Sustainably: Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Nerang, QLD
Publisher Association for Sustainability in Business Inc.
Publication Year 2015
Start Page 41
End Page 63
Total Pages 23
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract One challenge for Northern Australian development is national sampling cannot adequately represent the drivers of economic participation in sparse populations across remote Australia. Over the last four years the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation’s (CRC-REP) programs have gathered data with remote Aboriginal communities, industries and service sector representatives in parts of remote Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. As a synthesis of findings from those projects and relevant literature, we ask what and how ‘mixed-market’ activities contribute to structures of economic participation in a sample of remote communities in Central Australia. Finally, we consider what this insight contributes to the discourse of sustainable development in Northern Australia.

‘Mixed-markets’ are those which combine the opportunity and investment of both market and non-markets, such as government or philanthropy. Clustering a sample of remote communities in Central Australia, we compare employment and industry participation data with the presence or lack of local mixed-market structures and activities. We determine that national data is not adequately representing the scope of mixed-market economic activities Government 2013; Northern Territory Government 2013).
Keyword Remote
Economic participation
Market activity
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