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Sustainable development of northern Australia (Land and Water Taskforce Final Report) 2010

Author:  Northern Australian Land and Water Taskforce
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'In the National Water Initiative we have an effective and robust framework for the planning and sustainable management of water resources, but implementation across northern Australia has been too slow.

Our vision for northern Australia is based on mutual respect. Respect for the rights and interests of the Indigenous Peoples of the north. Respect for the environment. Respect for the critical role that land holders have in caring for country. Respect for Indigenous and western knowledge. Respect for the communities of the north and the need to empower them to create opportunities for their own future.

In thinking about sustainability the Taskforce was mindful of the need to look beyond the horizon.' Preface extract, Joe Ross, Chair, Northern Land and Water Taskforce Final Report, 2009