The new Outback Alliance was successfully launched in Federal Parliament last week. The alliance has a wide diversity of social good organisations working in health, natural resources management, environment, Indigenous, communications, and education sectors. The Alliance was formed to help promote and drive better policy and program delivery for remote communities. Fundamental will be ensuring that policies and programs are developed with particular assessments and consideration of how they can be best delivered in small remote communities, where there are very different circumstances and capacities than in much more densely populated suburbs and communities of well settled farming lands.

The organisational members of the Outback Alliance include: Arid Lands Environment Centre; Australian Rangeland Society; Broadband for the Bush Alliance; Desert Knowledge Australia; Isolated Children’s Parent’s Association; Kimberley Land Council; Ninti One Ltd; Rangelands Natural Resource Management Alliance; Royal Flying Doctor Service; and Pew Charitable Trusts.

Further information about the Alliance can be found on the Alliance’s website ( and in the following articles: