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Indigenous Mobility and the Northern Territory Emergency Response

Taylor, Andrew and Carson, Dean B. (2009). Indigenous Mobility and the Northern Territory Emergency Response. People and Place,17(1):29-38.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 78674654xPUB7
Title Indigenous Mobility and the Northern Territory Emergency Response
Author Taylor, Andrew
Carson, Dean B.
Journal Name People and Place
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1039-4788   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 29
End Page 38
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Monash University * Centre for Population and Urban Research
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract A number of commentators have suggested that the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER), introduced in June 2007, has promoted the movement of Northern Territory Indigenous people away from remote areas towards towns. Using both census and interview data the authors show that rural to urban movement in the Northern Territory has been well established since at least 1991. Mobility pattens are complex and many moves are simply short-term. But the long-term trend amongst Indigenous people follows the rural to urban pattern that has been observed in numerous other locations within Australia and overseas. Indeed, in the short term the NTER is as likely to inhibit mobility from more remote locations to urban centres as it is to promote it.
Keywords Northern Territory Emergency Response
Aboriginal Australians
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