Regional business

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
9 Jan 2019

Rural areas and small towns in Canada are declining, yet have much to offer in terms of economic growth and innovation. This report recommends that the government improve broadband and digital services infrastructure for rural communities, foster business linkages and recognise and promote their capacity...


28 Jun 2018

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.

Policy report

21 May 2018

Supported by literature and analysis from the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), this policy paper is based on discussions between regional settlement representatives at Migration Nation, a RAI roundtable event held at Old Parliament House on 1 November 2017, as well as consultations with governments and...


1 Jul 2016

In December 2015, the Committee for Gippsland initiated a project to inform and drive a recommended approach to industry transitioning in the Latrobe Valley. The project established a number of methods of data gathering to inform this report’s findings and recommendations. These included a business...


This thesis is submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
31 Mar 2016

This research explores how regional small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are making greater commitments towards sustainable practices.



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