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Michael Kortt

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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.
Briefing paper

Evidence of migrant business ownership and entrepreneurship in regions

Greater migrant business ownership in regional Australia is desirable as they contribute to the vibrancy of the region and often have a strong desire to ‘give back’ to their communities.
Journal article

Misconceiving regional/local tensions: Two case studies from Tasmania

While tensions between the imperatives of regional, state and national development and local autonomy are common, there is no necessary trade-off between the two since regional development can co-exist with a vibrant system of local government. However, this is often not readily appreciated in Australian...
Journal article

Regional and local tensions: The role of shared services

Regional development and local government often exist in a state of tension, especially where efforts to foster regional development are channelled through proposals to consolidate existing local councils into larger 'regional councils', and where this follows from the view that larger government authorities are more...