Regional development

Research report

13 Jun 2017

On 2 February 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry:

The risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes, including:

(a) the...

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Submission

20 May 2017

Governments have a role in facilitating innovation, regional development, and the growth of professional and highly skilled jobs in the regions. This can be achieved including via program or infrastructure funding, or through the relocation of government agencies or bodies to regions. Where the...

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Policy

18 May 2017

From our remote mining hubs, through to our world-class wine districts and our dynamic regional cities—regional Australia’s landscapes, industries and people are diverse.

The Government acknowledges that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to regional policy development doesn’t work, which is...

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Strategy

09 May 2017

This resource outlines the Australian Government investments that will benefit those who choose to live, work and invest in regional Australia. It demonstrates our commitment to securing a bright future for regional Australia and spreading the opportunities and benefits of our growing economy to...

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Research report

21 Apr 2017

The purpose of this study is to examine the regional geography of Australia's economic transition, since the mining investment boom, to identify those regions and localities that face significant challenges in successfully transitioning to a more sustainable economic base and the factors which...

Submission

15 Apr 2017

1. The Regional Australia Institute supports the development and implementation of a long term decentralisation policy for the Australian Government. This submission is focused on the wider merits of decentralisation policies for the public service. It responds to Terms of Reference b(ii), b(iii...

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Research report

31 Mar 2017

This report outlines the findings from a national study commissioned by the Australian government to determine the high-level factors that impact on the success and retention of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds at regional universities.

The study found that the eight...

Video lecture/presentation

30 Mar 2017

The closure of the Hazelwood power station is scheduled for 31st March 2017. It has delivered cheap electricity to the National Electricity Market (NEM) for decades but contributed substantially to Australia’s emissions. The community of Morwell and the surrounding LaTrobe Valley has relied on...

Statistics

30 Mar 2017

Main features:

  • Australia's estimated resident population (ERP) reached 24.1 million at 30 June 2016, increasing by 337,800 people or 1.4% since 30 June 2015. This growth rate was unchanged from 2014-15.
  • All states and territories experienced population
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Research report

27 Mar 2017

The concept of Human Capital describes the skills and capacities that reside in people that are put to productive use. It represents the value of the skills, knowledge, talents and abilities of people and their potential to drive innovation and economic growth.

Although natural...

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Technical report

22 Mar 2017

The property industry is the largest sector in the Victorian economy. In 2015– 16, more than 57 000 planning permit applications were approved through the planning system, providing for an estimated 46 000 new dwellings and 62 000 new lots. This created about $25 billion of proposed economic...

Audio presentation

03 Mar 2017

Speaking at the 2017 Higher Education Conference, Dutch economist and author, Antoine van Agtmael, describes the process of transitioning a nation’s economy from uncompetitive 'rust belt' industries to economies based on innovation. He stresses the role of universities in supporting these...

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Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Economic development is a priority of all levels of government; irrespective of country, constitution or system of governance. This is particularly the case in Australia, where federal, state and local tiers of government are undertaking activities intended to support economic growth. However,...

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Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Following the Australian state of Tasmania’s adoption of its international education policy, Tasmania’s Place in the Asian Century White Paper (Tasmanian Government, 2013), an increasing number of Chinese international students have enrolled at the state’s sole university, the University of...

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Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

The 40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI) was held at the RMIT University Melbourne from 5th to 7th December, 2016, co-hosted with the European Union Centre at RMIT and the RMIT Centre for People, Work and Organisation (with...

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Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Functionally, regional towns cannot be the city states of history. By necessity, whilst regional towns exist as a centre for the catchment area that sustains it, they are nonetheless subject to and rely upon the patronage of the ‘centre’ that the town ‘relates’ to. In return for this patronage...

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Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

In the field of labor economics, human capital refers to the stock of knowledge or characteristics of a worker that contributes to their productivity. Investment in education and training of individuals can enhance their level of human capital and this will be valued in the market because it...

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Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Regional economic development, in its various guises, is deployed throughout much of Australia. Whilst it remains a contested activity, conventional wisdom extols the need to embrace complexity, whilst simultaneously imbuing order and control. Insights from the literature reveal that regional...

Commentary

Article

09 Jan 2017

SGS recently delivered a workshop on City Deals, the Australian Government’s partnership model for the delivery of infrastructure projects by federal, state and local governments. With a focus on how to make City Deals relevant to Australian communities, we looked at the Australian Government’s...

Research report

20 Dec 2016

Undertaking experiments in public policy is like any other innovation – it requires a mix of disruption, a committed and talented team, and, most importantly, the courage of leaders to let go of bad rules and explore new ways of doing things. This approach can be economically and politically...

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