Abstract: This text interprets the predicament faced by Australia's regional people from their own perspective and proposes a means by which they can act together to find a secure future under globalisation. The authors advocate a new kind of regionalism with broad objectives for people to pursue. Contents 1. The global misfortune of regional Australia 2. Understanding globalisation 3. People versus policy 4. The social transformation of Australian farming 5. Voices from the farm 6. Regional decline: division and disadvantage 7. People confronting dependency 8. Beyond productivism and environmental degradation? 9. New cultures for old 10. The new millenium: pathways and policies.