This research identifies how rural communities in WA are addressing the challenges of recruiting and retaining volunteers at a time of unprecedented demographic change and increasing pressure on the rural volunteer workforce.
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:build on the work of the...
This policy brief includes how the Tribal Connect Act addresses the shortcomings of the E-Rate program for tribal libraries, success stories like MRG, and takeaways for decision makers.
In 2018, VicHealth partnered with the National Centre for Farmer Health, Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) and CSIRO’s Data61 to explore what the megatrends mean for young people living in rural and regional Victoria. We held workshops with young people to find out firsthand about...
This report summarises research conducted by ReachOut Australia and Mission Australia on young people living in regional and remote Australia. The aim of the report is to gain a better understanding of young people’s lives, including the benefits and challenges of living in regional and...
This paper discusses access to, and use of, financial services by those in regional and remote areas and challenges people may face when accessing financial services.
This guide has been produced to ensure that when policy-makers sit down to design the rules, they take into account the unique factors that affect rural communities, such as low populations, isolation, and reliance on the primary sector for employment.
The health of adolescents, perhaps more than in any other period of their life, is shaped by the social determinants of health (SDH). The constellation of SDH that disadvantages a specific group’s health may also make members of that population unable or unwilling to engage...
Large demographic shifts are reshaping America. The country is growing in numbers, it’s becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, and the population is ageing. According to this analysis, these trends are playing out differently across community types.
The key challenge for regional, rural and remote education is ensuring, regardless of location or circumstances, that every young person has access to high quality schooling and opportunities.
Like larger urban populations, rural and regional communities have also experienced significant changes with increasing forms of mobility across a number of areas involving rural-to-rural, rural-to-urban, urban-to-rural or international-to-rural migration.
The stories of Australia’s regional and remote communities are integral to the fabric of a culturally ambitious nation, and the artistic excellence among regional artists is critical to a vibrant arts sector that reflects Australia’s depth and diversity.
This report provides an overview of the key issues, identifies the principal challenges and highlights the major policy responses in view of the findings and recommendations from recent research reports funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). It also draws...
This submission includes evidence about the current status of our Australia's regions and their potential contribution to future growth.
Students from regional and remote backgrounds face complex, multidimensional issues in accessing and participating in higher education.
The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is of the view that regional development and decentralisation policy and programs could be improved by better harnessing the expertise and resources of regional universities.
An expert conducting a review of regional education for the federal government thinks Australia has become too obsessed with sending country students to university.
This report presents the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia.
This study engaged with five different types of social and geographical locations at sites in South Australia and Western Australia to explore how isolation affects different women’s abilities to seek assistance and cope with experiences of domestic violence.