Regional Australia Institute

Policy report

Building the NDIS in regional Australia: a review of key policy approaches

This report aims to bring to attention the unique challenges faced by regional Australia. It seeks to prompt debate about how best to ensure that regional people with disabilities are afforded the same degree of agency and standard of care as those living in our...
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Future urban and regional settlement patterns: scenario analysis

This project assesses the economic impacts of a more decentralized population growth strategy that prioritizes greater regional growth in and around each of these four metropolitan regions. As part of this assessment, we analyse the high-level relationship between a city’s population size and its performance...
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Settlement patterns: econometric analysis

This paper is part of the RAI’s ‘Settlement Patterns and Economic Growth’ major research project. This project was undertaken as part of the Regional Towns and Cities theme of the RAI’s 2018 Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program.
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Regional population growth – are we ready?

The RAI is calling for a new national awareness campaign to promote the opportunities of living in regional Australia, and help drive a population shift in coming decades. The recommendation is part of this new report that looks at the economic consequences of alternative population...
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Understanding regional settlement in Australia: key learnings from past experiences

This paper contains the learnings from some regional communities in different parts of Australia that have successfully welcomed migrants. Experiences in these communities have helped inform the toolkit Steps to Settlement Success.