Fair Share: Country And City In Australia: Quarterly Essay 42

Fair Share: Country And City In Australia: Quarterly Essay 42

Country and City in Australia

by Judith Brett

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/06/2011

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Once the country believed itself to be the true face of Australia- sunburnt men and capable women raising crops and children, enduring isolation and a fickle environment, carrying the nation on their sturdy backs. For almost 200 years after white settlement began, city Australia needed the country- to feed it, to earn its export income, to fill the empty land, to provide it with distinctive images of the nation being built in the great south land. But Australia no longer rides on the sheep's back, and since the 1980s, when 'economic rationalism' became the new creed, the country has felt abandoned, its contribution to the nation dismissed, its historic purpose forgotten. In Fair Share, Judith Brett argues that our federation was built on the idea of a big country and a fair share, no matter where one lived. We also looked to the bush for our legends and we still look to it for our food. These are not things we can just abandon. In late 2010, with the country independents deciding who would form federal government, it seemed that rural and regional Australia's time had come again. But, as Murray-Darling water reform shows, the politics of dependence are complicated. The question remains- what will be the fate of the country in an era of user-pays, water cutbacks, climate change, droughts and flooding rains? What are the prospects for a new compact between country and city in Australia in the twenty-first century? 'Once the problems of the country were problems for the country as a whole. But then government stepped back ...... The problems of the country were seen as unfortunate for those affected but not likely to have much impact on the rest of Australia. The agents of neoliberalism cut the country loose from the city and left it to fend for itself.' - Judith Brett, Fair Share
ISBN:
9781863955263
9781863955263
Category:
Politics & government
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-06-2011
Publisher:
Black Inc.
Country of origin:
Australia
Edition:
42nd Edition
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
233x168x7mm
Weight:
0.16kg
Judith Brett

Judith Brett is the author of Robert Menzies' Forgotten People and emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. The Enigmatic Mr Deakin won the 2018 National Biography Award, and was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, NSW Premier's History Awards and Queensland Literary Awards.

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