Updated 20 March 2001
The road pricing debate in Australia: rural and urban proposals
High level concerns from outside Australia
Alignment with global "best practice" or a threat to established quality services?:
Competitive tendering against existing public services
A book drawing attention to some institutional forgetting previous Australian achievements:
Paul Mees A tale of two cities: urban transport, pollution and equality
Another view from South Australia is available from the University of South Australia Transport Systems Centre
The Australian Conservation Foundation: places transport in the context of global warming
A paper distributed at the National Rural Finance Summit in Canberra July, 1996: Rural Adjustment - Who is the Expert?
The Federal Government's budget statement on regional Australia, including transport policy and commitments
An educational consideration: School transport for students with special needs
The issue of aging in rural areas: Growing Old In Rural North Queensland: future care preferences amongst older residents
Health issues: Assisting access to services from country areas
Emergency transport and health care in remote aboriginal communities
Specific issues of road safety
Differential road traffic injuries
Pharmaceutical delivery & administration in remote communities
The Federal Government has introduced a Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 10% which has a particular impact and possible price exploitation for remote areas and aboriginal communities
Accessibility from the periphery has both physical and virtual dimensions, and the Outback Digital Network seeks to compensate for the urban orientation of competitive telecommunication services.
Two papers about the communication needs of remote aboriginal communities.
The prizes driving external perceptions of transport needs.
Non-metropolitan transport policy, in this case from the Western Australian State Government dealing with the mineral rich Pilbara region, echoes the situation of post colonial Africa in dealing with a transportation system optimised for the exploitation and export of primary products rather than rural development in any broad sense, in this instance dating mainly from the sixties and seventies.
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