Frontier Services is a supporter of the remoteFocus initiative. One of the key organisations behind this movement for change is Desert Knowledge Australia whose goal is to create thriving desert knowledge economies and societies across Australia.
remoteFOCUS began as an initiative by a group of concerned Australians who came together to explore ways to improve governance and administration relating to Remote Australia: that vast 85% of the country lying outside the nation’s populous coastal fringe.
remoteFOCUS commenced with a scoping workshop held in Perth on April 1 & 2, 2008. The group included industry, government and non-government representatives, and concluded that Remote Australia is in crisis and that its governance structures are in urgent need of reform. The participants resolved to prepare a Prospectus to attract much broader thinking about these issues and their solutions and to facilitate momentum for change in the way governments engage with and provide services in Remote Australia
remoteFOCUS recognises the enormous and largely untapped economic and social potential in Remote Australia while acknowledging the extremely serious social, economic and environmental issues that exist there. It seeks to encourage a national conversation to explore ways in which these issues can be addressed enabling the region to tap into this potential more effectively. remoteFOCUS hopes to generate an understanding and motivation to change the current systems of governance in order to benefit Indigenous and non-Indigenous Remote Australians and institutions.
Click on this link that will take you to the Desert Knowledge Australia website where you can find out more about remoteFocus.