Rural communities

Conference paper
16 February 2017

This paper explores whether the loss of regional capital from regional areas is inevitable. It poses a number of questions for discussion such as: Are there non-traditional ways in which regional...

Conference paper
16 February 2017

This paper examined the perceived household risks to periodic housing unaffordability in Queensland resource and regional communities through a case study of Rockhampton and Gladstone cities. 

Conference paper
16 February 2017

This paper examines the mining impacts of road travel conditions in the Bowen Basin region. The research findings have policy implications for all tiers of government, as well as mining industries...

Audio interview
13 February 2017

Some towns and areas in regional Australia are facing price rises and property shortages that are making them unaffordable for the people what want to live there.

6 February 2017

This article outlines research which shows that ensuring adequate amenities in regions is a key factor in converting long-distance commuters into migrants to that region.

15 December 2016

This Draft Regional Plan aims to guide the NSW Government’s land use planning priorities and decisions in the Far West over the next 20 years.

Audio program
8 December 2016

Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, wants the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to relocate from Canberra to Armidale in northern NSW.

19 October 2016

Building on current regulatory measures, this guideline outlines a combination of bushfire protection measures to enhance the prospect of building survival and provide a safer passage through the...

13 September 2016

The Hon. Ian Callinan AC's review of the effectiveness of NSW's 1.30am lock outs, 3am cessation of liquor sales, 10pm take-away liquor laws and the annual liquor licence fee program.

5 August 2016

This article argues that it’s time for a fresh look at community and policy development in rural and regional NSW – one that will deliver rewarding jobs, a proper say for people in how they’re...