Organisation

Regional Australia Institute

Acronym
RAI

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Research report

1 Jan 2014

A steady flow of working age people are moving from the capital cities to regional Australia. This migration is a real win-win for everyone involved. Regions can offer people a lifestyle and quality of life that is beyond the reach of most in the city....

Research report

1 Jan 2014

[In]Sight is an online index and interactive map tracking the competitiveness of Australia's 560 Local Government Areas (LGA) and 55 Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions, unlocking thousands of insights into regional Australia. [In]Sight's economic diversification indicator (within the Business Sophistication theme) is based on comparison...

Research report

1 Jan 2014

Much of Australia's insight into business conditions is dominated by metropolitan perspectives, particularly at the national level. However, we also know that regional businesses operate in a different context to those in our major cities and play an important role in many of the nation's...

Research report

1 Jan 2013

In establishing the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), stakeholders from the regions, government and academia emphasised the extent to which regional Australia has lacked consistent and accessible national level information to inform the discussion on regional development and to guide policy and investment decisions. To address...

Research report

1 Jan 2013

Northern Australia remains the topic of fierce debate and renewed policy interest. While discussion often centres on the prospects for particular industries or projects, it is essential that the national debate and resulting policy frameworks take into account the diversity of situation and opportunity in...

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Research report

27 Mar 2017

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.

Research report

11 Nov 2016

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.

The...

Research report

21 Jul 2016

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.

Overall, the migration of...

Research report

26 Apr 2016

The Deal or No Deal? report highlights that Australia’s small cities are strong performers economically, but if we look under the bonnet there are some essential ingredients that enable small cities to succeed and grow consistently over time. These include:

• high rates of...

Research report

3 Oct 2014

This paper explores the connection between the competitive advantage of a region and actual growth experienced.

Summary

The connection between the competitive advantage of a region and actual growth experience is complex. Some regions with a high degree of competitive advantage remain...

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