Regional economics

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Regional business

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.
Briefing paper

Regional NSW: a demographic and economic snapshot

This briefing paper presents a snapshot of regional NSW's demographic, economic and labour force characteristics.

At the coalface: work, community and climate change

This report is an analysis of the industrial profiles of Mackay, Central Queensland and the Hunter Valley. It reveals that forcing workers in the coal mining sector out of their jobs, without ensuring alternative employment with similar wages and benefits, would have devastating consequences for...

Select Committee into Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas: report

This inquiry has found that the jobs of the future for regional areas will depend on the modification of existing industries and the development of new industries. While some opportunities will be localised, the emergence of other industries will have application across regional Australia.

People-centric economic development: lessons on international student retention from Atlantic Canada

The economic fortunes of rural Canada depend on attracting human capital. While international students are highly skilled and qualified candidates for settlement, they don't often stick around. PPF Fellow, Sean Speer, identifies lessons from two promising programs in Atlantic Canada which seem to be convincing...

Greater creative Bendigo

Greater Creative Bendigo embraces cultural and creative industries as fundamental to our city’s liveability and to our future.

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...

Progress in Australian regions: yearbook 2016

The yearbook reports on how Australian regions are progressing against economic, social, environmental and governance indicators.

Regional growth prospects

This report examines the job market of four key industries in regional Australia, which included food processing, tourism, advanced manufacturing and creative industries. It highlights ‘hotspots’ that could help drive the economic future of local economies, and is designed to spark conversations at all levels...