Our North Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia

Northern Australia White Paper

To unlock the north’s full potential, the Commonwealth Government is addressing challenges
to development by:

  • making it easier to use natural assets, in close consultation with, and the support of,
    Indigenous communities
  • providing a more welcoming investment environment
  • investing in infrastructure to lower business and household costs
  • reducing barriers to employing people
  • improving governance.

These themes are explored throughout the White Paper. The actions needed to develop
northern Australia will be rolled out over the next two, five, 10 and 20 years. These actions
reflect community views, expressed through the Joint Select Committee on Northern
Australia’s report: “Pivot North — Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia” (Pivot
North) and submissions to the Government’s Green Paper on Developing Northern Australia
(the Green Paper).


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