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Tim Wilson: Unleash the north

Northern Australia’s potential is being wasted. The northern half of Australia is used for precious little, other than grazing cattle and as a backdrop for the film industry.

It is a neglected and under-utilised area that lies so close to Australia’s key export markets in South East, Central and Northern Asia. So how can we unleash the potential of the north? It’s simple-create a free trade zone. It might sound crazy-but it’s not as farfetched as you think.

http://www.ipa.org.au/sectors/deregulation-unit/publication/1852/unleash-the-north