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Regional economics

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Regional business
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Report

Regional commercial TV in Australia: challenges and opportunities

The aim of this report is to review the current situation of the regional television industry and analyse potential solutions to the challenges it faces. In summary, this report concludes that it is difficult to foresee ongoing viability for the regional commercial television industry on...
Report

Population growth, regional connectivity, and city planning — international lessons for Australian practice

This research investigates the potential for Australia’s regional areas to attract and sustain population and economic growth, examining whether particular international strategies and Australian models for supporting development have been effective.
Case study

Collaborative nation building: Port of Townsville case study

This report looks at what’s happening in the Townsville region, using the Port of Townsville as an example of what’s possible when planning and embarking upon major infrastructure developments. It also examines what others at the regional, state and national levels of government can pursue...
Briefing paper

Transitioning communities dependent on coal mining in NSW

This research paper discusses the options available for managing economic transition in NSW regional communities affected by a decline in the coal mining industry.
Report

Inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia: final report

Regional inequality has been increasing in many countries. It is well recognised that living standards across Australia are also not equal. People in regions away from the capital cities generally have lower incomes, poorer health outcomes, less access to services. This inquiry report looks at...
Report

The impacts of specialisation and diversification on Australia's mid-sized towns

This report examines the impacts of economic specialisation and diversification on Australia’s mid-sized towns. For the purposes of this project, mid-sized towns include all settlements with a population of 5,000 to 50,000 persons.
Conference paper

The role of knowledge in large Australian city – regions: a traditional industry in Greater Western Sydney and the Hunter Region

This paper explores the effects of territorial systems on the knowledge and innovation processes of industries traditionally regarded as low-knowledge intensive, in this case the steel industry.
Report

Developing and implementing an approach to regional innovation and development in Gippsland, Victoria (2018-2020)

The rationale for this project was to explore a novel approach to regional development in Australia, based on an approach developed by the European Union.
Report

The big movers: understanding population mobility in regional Australia

This report looks at the way that people have moved around the country between the last two national Census in 2011 and 2016, where they chose to move to or move from, and the communities in which they decided to stay. It sets out a...
Briefing paper

Targeting support for rural communities in the COVID-19 recovery

No New Zealand region will escape the current economic downturn, but some rural communities will face bigger impacts than others. This publication looks at how to identify and target support at communities most affected by COVID-19.