Regional development

Strategy

20 Mar 2019
132

This strategy document considers population growth and regional development in Australia.

Briefing paper

13 Mar 2019
6

This report argues that a coal project proposed near Kingaroy, Queensland, is unlikely to provide benefit in a local economy based on services and agriculture. It imposes uncertainty and costs on other industries and the community. Policy makers should rule the project out on economic...

Report

28 Feb 2019
94

Many border communities experience complex and unique challenges in accessing justice and have a proportionally higher demand for legal services than other parts of Victoria and New South Wales. This report, by Victoria Legal Aid and Legal Aid NSW, outlines how the commissions will improve...

Report

27 Feb 2019
23

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.

Commentary

20 Feb 2019
18

Australian governments did not begin to appoint regional ministers as a matter of course until the late 1980s. This was a period linked to the end of old-fashioned, class-based politics and the rise of our more complex political landscape, writes Andrew Beer.

Working paper

A Report to The European Commission, Directorate General JRC, JRC Seville
31 Dec 2018
9

The ‘Smart specialization’ (SS) project of the European Union is both an innovative project and an ongoing experiment on industrial and innovation policy, probably the biggest such experiment globally. This approach makes it possible to rediscover mechanisms that have been extremely successful creating wealth in...

Briefing paper

10 Dec 2018
21

This report directly addresses the biggest change to Australian regional policy in decades – the introduction of collaborative approaches and ideas of long-term regional deals.

Briefing paper

10 Dec 2018
65

Greater migrant business ownership in regional Australia is desirable as they contribute to the vibrancy of the region and often have a strong desire to ‘give back’ to their communities.

Report

3 Dec 2018
48

This report calls for government action to stem rampant casualisation of full-time mining jobs in order to improve the industry’s social and economic return to the regional communities that support it.

Annual Report

31 Oct 2018
1

The paper concludes that challenges confronting the determination of land value should not deter an impost on land and that land is a base among other forms of taxation that may be equalised to assist funding in regional Australia and New Zealand.

Report

29 Oct 2018
40

The 2018 Yearbook is the fifth in a series of statistical reports that are designed to help answer the question of how our regions are progressing against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators. This information will enable governments, private investors and the community to identify...

Report

23 Oct 2018
306

This report calculates that Australia could add more than $50 billion to its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by improving educational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote areas of the country.

Report

20 Oct 2018
53

This study is the product of a research collaboration between AMES Australia and Deloitte Access Economics, and focuses on resettlement of Karen refugees in Greater Bendigo, a substantial regional centre in central Victoria.

Briefing paper

30 Sep 2018
15

Governments spend vast amounts of money delivering services to citizens. Through procurement, governments invest in infrastructure and ensure the supply of essential services. In 2017, it was estimated that the New Zealand and Australian public procurement markets had a combined value of $160 billion. While...

Report

28 Sep 2018
58

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet effectively manages the Regional Network.

Report

Inquiry into the Australian Government's role in the development of cities
17 Sep 2018
490

This report asserts that the successful development of both cities and regions is intrinsically linked. Regional development needs to be seen as part of a broader pattern of national development, with cities, towns and regions being developed as part of an integrated whole. This demands...

Report

Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions
5 Sep 2018
24

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...

Report

Which jobs could change? Are you ready for the future of work?
31 Aug 2018
354

This resource provides background information on where the jobs most vulnerable to automation are located, based on different regional types, as well as suggesting how people can best adapt to the changing workforce.

Discussion paper

Paper prepared for the Balance Victoria online initiative
14 Aug 2018
230

In this inaugural discussion paper, former Victorian Premier, Steve Bracks, and former Victorian Deputy Premier, Pat McNamara, discuss the four policy pillars of a future population decentralisation agenda for Victoria.

Report

28 Jun 2018
684

This report found that rural and regional Australia is currently challenged by two key issues: the perception of regions as ‘second rate,’ and the ongoing trend of people moving to the state capitals.

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