This research into locational disadvantage, which has included four major reports over the past 20 years, shows the stubborn and entrenched nature of disadvantage in a small number of communities across Australia. This web-like disadvantage limits outcomes and opportunities for people, and requires a coordinated approach from community, business and all levels of governments to address.
In line with our commitment to ecological justice, the next Dropping off the Edge report will feature environmental indicators to show the overlapping nature of social and environmental disadvantage.
This follows locational research we have previously conducted into green canopy and food security.
We look forward to sharing updates with you as this research progresses.