This report argues that consistent face-to-face access to service delivery professionals is an important part of improving outcomes in small towns and in improving longer-term economic and social prospects in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged places.
Regions have much to gain by lifting the workforce participation rate of their older population. This discussion paper helps define how our ageing workforce is impacting different regions and the potential payoffs for regions.
This analysis examines Australia's 31 regional cities, their economic performance and their prospects for growth. It argues that achieving sustained growth in regional cities will require a locally tailored policy approach.
As Australia gears up to expand the City Deals program to regional cities across the country, there is an urgent need for clarity on the competition criteria and the Government’s ambitions for the quality of proposals, in order to generate quality bids and avoid time...
This report on the Regional Australia Institute's [In]Sight Human Capital Index focuses on life-long learning. It provides, for each region, an overall assessment of the skill level of the engaged workforce.
The future of work offers a heady mixture of excitement and promise as new ways of working become embedded in the economy, along with the worry of how and if each of us can make our way in a rapidly changing work landscape.
Higher rates of population growth in our big cities are not driven by Australians moving from the regions to the city. Regional Australia has lower population growth than the cities because it does not attract its share of international migrants.