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Resilient Regions

Regional towns and cities play an important role in the economic, social, cultural and environmental development of Australia.  This collection features research concerned with specific issues in regional Australia and highlights the contribution made by the Regional Universities Network researchers towards advancing Australia’s national prosperity, productivity and identity. RUN member universities are: CQ University, Southern Cross University, Federation University Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast.

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Resilient Regions

Report

23 Oct 2017

On the back of Australia’s record-breaking warm and dry winter, particularly in the north and east of the country, dangerous bushfire weather has already been experienced across much of New South Wales. As a result, fire bans have been in place on many occasions, particularly during the extreme...

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Research report

18 Oct 2017

At the whole population level, cardio vascular disease, including its most common form heart disease, generates the largest disease burden in Australia and is responsible for over one fifth of all deaths. However, this substantial and growing burden is not shared equally among Australian men and...

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Strategy

18 Oct 2017

Victorians deserve the best in infrastructure and services, from schools to hospitals, public transport, roads and community safety. But as Victoria’s population increases and technology progresses, what we demand from our infrastructure will also change.

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan...

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Research report

13 Oct 2017

The conversation around older Australians has long been associated with costs and dependence. It’s time to shift the conversation. The economic muscle of the ‘silver economy’ can be accessed with new policy approaches that lift the workforce participation of 55-64 year olds. This will in turn...

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Research report

28 Sep 2017

Background SACES was commissioned by a consortium of businesses and peak bodies to explore national immigration policy in the context of challenges facing economic and business development in South Australia, particularly for regional South Australia (SA). It specifically...

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Commentary

21 Sep 2017

Innovation is the highest in regional centres that have research and development institutions and there are only 26 of these in regional Australia. But more than 150 regional areas have potential to match this innovation, a new index finds.

Read the full article at The Conversation.

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Report

21 Sep 2017

This report represents the expertise, experience and advice of almost 200 individuals working in community engagement, government, peak industry bodies, institutional investors, project planners and proponents, sector recruitment and civil society. These contributions were complemented by a...

Video program

19 Sep 2017

With support from Sustainability Victoria, the Coalition for Community Energy has updated the Small-Scale Community Solar Guide.

Originally published in 2014 as Appendix E of the National Community Energy Strategy, this guide provides practical guidance for communities wanting to develop...

Blog post

18 Sep 2017

Healthy planning is about supporting the wellbeing of all people, no matter where they live, their age, physical and mental abilities, and irrespective of their socio-economic status.  In this ‘urban’ century, when more of us than ever live in cites, there is a danger that we will neglect those...

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Draft report

15 Sep 2017

State and Territory governments are primarily responsible for the management of water resources within their jurisdictions. The Commonwealth has played a role in funding the acceleration of reform, leadership and coordination, and management of some transboundary resources where agreed by...

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Report

14 Sep 2017

This summary report presents the key findings from a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia. The study contributes to the limited evidence on how geographical and social...

Fact sheet

08 Sep 2017

Due to a Government review of all Royalties for Regions initiatives, purportedly prioritising jobgenerating regional election commitments and the delivery of community infrastructure and services, a change has been made to how Royalties for Regions funding will be allocated. It will now be used...

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Guide

08 Sep 2017

State significant resource projects (that is, State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry projects) can create both positive and negative social impacts. This guideline provides direction on assessing these impacts in the context of the environmental impact assessment...

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Guide

05 Sep 2017

This set of resources outlines what you need to know to get a small-scale community solar project off the ground. Specifically, this Guide aims to help community energy groups to understand:

x The models of community solar that we know work in the current context

x The legal...

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Other text

05 Sep 2017

The Australian Government is committed to exploring the opportunities for faster passenger rail links between our major cities and our regions

The Australian Government’s Faster Rail Connecting Capital Cities and Orbital Regional Centres initiative was announced on...

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Article

05 Sep 2017

The Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn since 2016 have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities: Townsville, Sunshine Coast-Noosa, Greater Newcastle, Wollongong, Launceston, Darwin, Geelong and Hobart.

This work has been providing...

Journal article

01 Sep 2017

There is growing acceptance that the climate is changing, and increasing recognition and realization of the socio-economic benefits arising from using climate information to better inform decisions and policies across a wide range of sectors1–3. Climate services are being developed worldwide for...

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Discussion paper

31 Aug 2017

While our actions now are supporting Queensland’s strong economic growth and job creation, we are continuing to look for new opportunities to strengthen and build on this growth. We need to ensure we are well positioned to take advantage of future opportunities.

An industry with...

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Research report

31 Aug 2017

Access to higher education is crucial in addressing entrenched socio‐economic disadvantage, particularly for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Moreover, if Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are to succeed at university and/or vocational education and...

Submission

31 Aug 2017

Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) is pleased to present this second submission for consideration by the Productivity Commission (the Commission) and welcomes the potential for the study’s outcome to inform the government’s approach to regional policy. RCA is a growing alliance of 31 local...

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