Regional disparities

NARROWER TERMS:
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.
Report

Availability of local news and information: 2019 state of the regions report

This paper seeks to draw together what is known about the quantum of local news journalism in the regions of Australia and how this is changing, as well as making an original contribution to this knowledge. It is a consolidation of information gleaned from government...
Report

The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016

This study examines the changing geography of homelessness. It outlines the extent to which homelessness has become more spatially concentrated over time; where it has risen and fallen; and the importance that housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities play in reshaping its distribution.
Article

APO Digital Inclusion Collection brief: May 2019

This month's Digital Inclusion snapshot examines three recent reports. Two of these survey digital transformation strategies and initiatives of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments, and the third is a recent New Zealand Government blueprint making a more explicit connection between digital transformation and digital...
Article

APO Digital Inclusion Collection brief: April 2019

As part of APO's Digital Inclusion Collection, expert curator Chris K Wilson discusses ACMA’s Communication Report for 2018 as well as the digital inclusion component of the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee’s 2018 report and the government’s response to the digital inclusion recommendations posed in...
Working paper

Relatedness, complexity and local growth

We derive a measure of the relatedness between economic activities based on weighted correlations of local employment shares, and use this measure to estimate city and activity complexity. Our approach extends discrete measures used in previous studies by recognising the extent of activities' local over-representation...
Report

Regional funding after Brexit: opportunities for the UK's Shared Prosperity Fund

This briefing outlines three challenges facing the UK: regional inequality, centralisation of power and a lack of community voice. The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU structural funding, could address these issues if it is designed appropriately.
Report

Automation and artificial intelligence: how machines are affecting people and places

This report develops both backward- and forward-looking analyses of the impacts of automation over the years 1980 to 2016 and 2016 to 2030 across some 800 occupations. In doing so, it assesses past and coming trends, and suggests a comprehensive response framework for national and...
Article

Where automation will displace the most workers

In the coming “AI Era,” job losses from automation could have a bigger impact on smaller towns and rural areas.
Discussion paper

National regional, rural and remote education strategy framing paper

The Minister for Education has appointed an Expert Advisory Group with expertise and understanding of regional communities’ needs, education and training, economic development and industry engagement. The Terms of Reference for the Expert Advisory Group are to: