Australia’s borderland with PNG and Indonesia is Too Close to Ignore

Image supplied: Map of the South Fly Torres Strait region. Busilacchi et al.,2018

The lives of people in the South Fly District of Papua New Guinea have been interwoven with Australia’s Torres Strait Islander peoples for centuries, yet the disparity of income, housing and health outcomes is extreme compared to their near neighbours.

Too Close To Ignore, Australia’s Borderland with Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, presents research covering the Torres Strait Treaty, socio-historical relationships governance, health, politics and more that impacts this region.

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