State of the art and mapping competencies report

The Creative Industries are considered as one of the most promising fields of economic activity in highly developed economies, but also a promising sector to contribute to significant job creation. This report shows that the Creative Industries in Greece, Italy and Spain develop innovations as...

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.
Data portal

Regional Australia Database for Ageing Research (RADAR)

RADAR - The Regional Australia Database for Ageing Research – has been developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) using the most recent national data from the ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing. It is a user-friendly interactive tool...
Discussion paper

Introducing intercity: how regional rail can rebalance population growth and create a "state of cities" in Victoria

This report has been prepared by a team of transport and planning experts at the Rail Futures Institute. It provides a blueprint for the next thirty years of regional rail development in Victoria, to support projected population growth.
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...

Award of funding under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the award of funding under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages program was informed by appropriate departmental advice and that processes complied with the grants administration framework.

Balance Victoria: prospects for decentralisation

The aim of this review study is to assess the prospects for a formal decentralisation program for Victoria – based upon achieving planned new cities and disbursed growth to these new purpose-built regional cities.

Future-proofing the WA economy

Diversifying Western Australia’s economy to develop emerging new sectors including defence, lithium, big data and tourism would create more than 163,000 new jobs in Western Australia within the next five years, according to this report.
Policy report

Infrastructure pipeline report: August 2019

Queensland’s growing and ageing population, coupled with ageing infrastructure assets and increased risks of extreme weather are just some of the challenges being addressed by the proposals in this report.