Regional economics

Conference paper

13 Feb 2017
134

Resilience is about addressing vulnerability, not only by surviving a shock to the system, but also thriving in an economic environment of change and uncertainty. A robust conceptual framework is required to navigate through underlining elements of vulnerability. An evolutionary model of regional adaptive cycles...

Commentary

17 Jan 2017
34

The draft South East Queensland Regional Plan , released for comment last year, has made a number of improvements on previous versions. There will always be dissent from industry and property sector interests and there are certainly some sections of the plan and its intended...

Dataset

6 Jan 2017
50

The ATO (Australian Tax Office) made a dataset openly available (see links) showing all the Australian Salary and Wages (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) by detailed occupation (around 1,000) and over 100 SA4 regions. Sole Trader sales and earnings are also provided. This open data (csv)...

Dataset

ATO jobs database analysis (2002-2014)
1 Jan 2017
166

This data shows count of employees by 100 regions within Australia over 12 years (2002 - 2014).

Commentary

Article

16 Dec 2016
104

"Abolishing CDEP was a well-intentioned mistake and CDP is our attempt to atone for it.” So said Tony Abbott in a recent exchange with journalist Amos Aikman in the Australian. CDEP was the Community Development Employment Projects scheme, which replaced unemployment benefits in a growing...

Report

6 Dec 2016
190

Australian cities are orphans. Responsibilities for management of their economy (in terms of taxation, planning, infrastructure provision, regulation and economic development) fall between all tiers of government. Official statistics tend not to recognise the importance of cities, with economic data often not published at that...

Report

1 Dec 2016
135

This interim report presents an overview of the steel industry in Australia and the current challenges and pressures, with a particular focus on Arrium steel and the Whyalla region.

Journal article

30 Nov 2016
29

This article addresses the evolution of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington over the last three decades, both in terms of its growth into digital and cultural markets but also the way in which it has been driven by New Public Management sensibilities.

Journal article

30 Nov 2016
89

The emergence in the United States of large-scale “megaregions” centered on major metropolitan areas is a phenomenon often taken for granted in both scholarly studies and popular accounts of contemporary economic geography. This paper uses a data set of more than 4,000,000 commuter flows as...

Discussion paper

28 Nov 2016
48

NZIER was engaged by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide technical assistance to feed into New Zealand’s contribution to the APEC ‘Collective Strategic Study on Issues related to the Realisation of the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific’. The...

Audio interview

26 Nov 2016
82

The agricultural sector is booming but are the benefits flowing to regional Australia?

Saul Eslake and Fiona Simson discuss the regional economy and what is needed to drive growth.

Saul Eslake is an economist, company director and Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University...

Report

23 Nov 2016
295

This report draws on the experiences of comparable cities in Europe and the United States of America to guide the transformation of the Geelong economy. While focusing on Geelong, the project underscores the need for greater policy and planning attention to be given to second...

Report

14 Oct 2016
216

RMCG has completed a ground-breaking socio-economic study of the impact of the Basin Plan across the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID). The study was commissioned by concerned agencies and stakeholders across the region.

The study shows that the Basin Plan has led to significant impacts...

Commentary

Article

7 Oct 2016
33

The last Australian-built Ford has rolled off the production line, bringing an end a decades-long history of car manufacturing in the country for the company. About six hundred workers have lost their jobs, in Broadmeadows and Geelong, two years after Ford first announced that its...

Report

29 Sep 2016
70

Summary A new report by the Australia Institute shows that employment and jobs growth fell in regional Queensland during the mining construction boom.

Despite an unprecedented 400 percent increase in mining investment from 2010 to 2013, by 2015 employment in regional Queensland fell...

Report

16 Sep 2016
116

As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will need to burn less coal. As a result, the world will need less coal mines. In the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December 2015, President Anote Tong of Kiribati and other...

Report

9 Aug 2016
332

Key findings:

1. Rural and regional communities are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change.

Climate change is worsening extreme weather events such as bushfires and drought and rural and regional communities will continue to be disproportionately affected. Many agricultural businesses surveyed...

Report

31 Jul 2016
43

The value of Melbourne’s foodbowl to the regional economy is significant:

Melbourne’s foodbowl accounts for more than 1.7 million hectares of agricultural land, consisting of a mix of enterprises, most notably vegetables, poultry, dairy and livestock production. It contributes $2.45 billion per annum to...

Report

16 Jun 2016
4

OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national economic growth and well-being.

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