December 11, 2018

Outback Alliance

On 26 November, Anthony Rologas, Senior Project Manager, attended the launch of a new alliance of non-government organisations and individuals working for better delivery and outcomes in remote Australia. The Outback Alliance launch event was held at Parliament House and was attended by over 50 Members of Parliament and staffers, from all sides of politics. The event also delivered a new document, Joining the dots: Policy Pathways fit for the outback, which can be downloaded here.

The Outback Alliance is a wide cross-section of organisations that all provide services for outback communities, working together towards outback prosperity for businesses, health, environment and community underpinned by regional development and digital infrastructure.

The Outback Alliance comprises Ninti One, Pew Charitable Trusts, Australian Rangelands Society, Royal Flying Doctors Service, Isolated Children’s Parents Association, Kimberley Land Council, Rangelands NRM Alliance, Desert Knowledge Australia, Broadband for the Bush Alliance and the Arid Lands Environment Centre.

“The outback is a unique place managed by special people. It covers more than 70% of the Australian continent with only 4 per cent of the population. The area contributes a considerable portion of Australia’s wealth. It is one of the very few great natural places remaining on Earth, and is fundamental to the nation’s history and culture,” said Dr Barry Traill, Australian Director of Pew Charitable Trusts.