Regional policy

Research report

7 Dec 2017

This research has several implications for policy makers, specifically:

• Support community led initiatives. Some towns are bypassing state and Commonwealth processes in order to attract service delivery professionals to their communities. Some places have worked around administration-heavy procedures to...


8 Apr 2016

Since 1922, Coalition governments have recognised that regional Australia is fundamentally important to the Nation’s economic growth, social progress, and national identity. A group of MPs and Senators from the regions formed the Country Party and worked in Coalition ever since.

We continue to...



19 Oct 2010

How have the regions weathered the GFC? Robert Tanton looks at the data

THE INCREASING FOCUS on remote and regional Australia since the federal election raises a series of interesting questions. How have these areas fared over the past few years? How much...