Brett, Judith: The country, the city and the State in the Australian settlement

Judith Brett

‘The country, the city and the State in the Australian settlement’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 42, 1, 2007, pp. 1-22 (full reprint)

Argues that ‘the [post-Federation] settlement between the country and the city, mediated by the state, to compensate people living in the country for the costs of remoteness and sparse settlement’ was dismantled after the 1980s, cutting the country loose and leaving it to fend for itself.

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