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Development of Northern Australia has implications for the entire nation -– bringing both potential benefits and also enormous risks.
There have been numerous reports on Northern Australia, most recently the government white paper ‘Our North, Our Future’ in June 2015. Many reports have adopted either strongly optimistic or pessimistic positions influenced by pre-existing agendas.
The Global Access Partners (GAP) Taskforce on The North, Agriculture and Environment brought together a group of stakeholders with specific interest and expertise in the development of Northern Australia.