Regional policy

Research report

7 Dec 2017

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.


29 Nov 2017

The stories of Australia’s regional and remote communities are integral to the fabric of a culturally ambitious nation, and the artistic excellence among regional artists is critical to a vibrant arts sector that reflects Australia’s depth and diversity.


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...