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Working Future: A critique of policy by numbers

Working Paper 72 / 2010

Abstract

This paper uses 2006 Census and Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey statistics to critique Working Future, a policy initiative of the Northern Territory Government announced in May 2009. It shows that the 20 proposed Territory Growth Towns (TGTs) in Working Future are geographically skewed towards the more densely settled, tropical savannah north of the Northern Territory and away from the