Regional economics

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Regional business
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Report

Regional Banking Taskforce: final report

The Regional Banking Taskforce was established to bring banks and other key stakeholders to work together in partnership to share information, assess the impact of regional bank branch closures, and identify possible solutions.  This report outlines the taskforce's recommendations.
Strategy

Regionalisation ambition 2032: a framework to rebalance the nation

This framework is designed to help direct the actions of government, industry and the community towards achieving a greater proportion of Australians living prosperously in the regions by 2032 and beyond. The framework has been developed from a decade of research and with extensive input...
Policy report

Policies for resilient local economies

The COVID-19 pandemic has critically tested OECD economies, with major differences in economic repercussions at the subnational level. This paper reviews the empirical evidence for effective policies from across the OECD to strengthen local economic resilience through support for people, firms and places.
Report

Growing Australia’s smaller cities to better manage population growth

This report brings together three separate research projects to examine the capacity of Australia’s smaller cities to assist in managing population growth, including international and national migration. It also provides advice on which policy instruments and programs are most likely to redirect population movements to...
Report

Breaking new ground

The emerging clean energy economy offers a window of opportunity for Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The authors of this report argue that capturing this potential requires a targeted and proactive policy approach that leverages the region’s entrenched advantages and lays the bedrock for sustained prosperity.
Report

Award of funding under the Building Better Regions Fund

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the award of funding under the Building Better Regions Fund was effective as well as being consistent with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines.
Conference paper

Placing production in urban cultural policy: the locational patterns of cultural industries and related manufacturing

By fixating on a narrow geographic area, policymakers have overlooked the functional diversity and spatial extent of arts and cultural clusters in large metropolitan regions. We call attention to these industrial and geographic oversights in policy by examining the intersection between cultural industries and urban...
Report

Building the good life: foundations of regional housing

This report summarises a multi-stage project undertaken by a team at the University of South Australia for the RAI’s Intergovernmental Shared Inquiry Program in 2021-22.
Conference paper

Regional resilience and the State - the case of Geelong, Victoria, 1990-2020

This paper argues that there have basically been massive continuities rather than a sudden step up in State intervention as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is illustrated by examining one regional city in Australia – Geelong in Victoria – which has successfully moved...
Report

The great migration: leaving our cities for the regions - part 2: current working patterns, future work perspectives

COVID-19 has forced us to reimagine the way we’re working now and into the future. This second instalment in the Future of Work Lab’s 'Regional Migration Survey' series, aims to better understand the current working patterns and future work aspirations of people who have migrated...
Discussion paper

Rebalancing the nation: regionalisation consultation paper

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) believes the creation of a National Regionalisation Framework will draw together common priorities for supporting a stronger regional Australia. This consultation paper kicks off the process for developing the framework. It sets out five themes which the RAI has identified...
Discussion paper

Building the good life

This discussion paper highlights the different drivers of housing problems in different parts of regional Australia. These different drivers mean that the responses also need to be tailored to each region if they are to be effective.
Report

2022 Regional strengths and infrastructure gaps

This report report looks beyond Australia's fast-growing cities to present the evidence for increased investment in the regions. Infrastructure Australia's focus draws on the knowledge that the nation's economic capability is highest when the potential of Australia's regions are fully realised.
Report

The great migration: leaving our cities for the regions - part 1: internal migration patterns, motivations and experiences

The internal migration of Australians from metro to regional areas has received increasing attention since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This first instalment of the Future of Work Lab’s 'Regional Migration Survey' aims to better understand the migration patterns, motivations and experiences of internal...
Report

Breaking new ground

To secure enduring prosperity in south-west Queensland, this report argues that the state cannot rely on renewable projects alone—many of the jobs they create are short-term construction jobs, with far fewer long-term stable jobs in maintenance and operations. This report outlines the opportunities that are...
Discussion paper

Who's buying? The impact of global decarbonisation on Australia’s regions

This report from the Centre For Policy Development’s sustainable economy initiative models the impact of global decarbonisation commitments on employment and output at a Local Government Area (LGA) level in Australia.
Report

Inquiry into population, migration and agglomeration

This report investigates agglomeration economies and their ability to alter the economic productivity of cities, together with an examination of the key drivers of population growth and mobility in Australia.
Report

Stronger ag sector, stronger regions

This paper considers how the agriculture sector can leverage stimulatory regional investment to ensure enduring economic stability and social benefits by establishing a virtuous cycle of beneficial impacts.
Discussion paper

From the ground up: a blueprint for economic diversification in regional Australia

This paper argues that the Australian government has a responsibility to ensure the cost of decarbonisation does not fall disproportionately on the shoulders of regional Australians, because when regional Australia does well, all Australians do well.
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...