A vibrant future for Regional Australia

Independent and informed by both research and ongoing dialogue with the community, the Regional Australia Institute develops policy and advocates for change to build a stronger economy and a better quality of life in regional Australia – for the benefit of all Australians.

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Blog | There is more to regional Australia than most Australians realise.

November 17, 2014

The RAI is challenging Australians to review the way they think about regional Australia. Too often …

Blog | Translating MYEFO forecast changes for regions

December 19, 2014

Yesterday’s release of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) generated a great deal of …

Blog | Unscrambling the federalism omelette: but will the people buy the recipe?

December 19, 2014

Australia’s Reform of the Federation taskforce has released two major issues papers on the scrambled roles …

BLOG | IMPORTANT REFORMS PROPOSED FOR NATURAL DISASTER FUNDING

October 28, 2014

Large parts of regional Australia are highly exposed to natural disasters. The Productivity Commission inquiry into Natural …

BLOG | PROSPEROUS FUTURES: REGIONAL CITIES CASE STUDIES GOULBURN AND ORANGE

October 3, 2014

What determines regional prosperity? The story of Goulburn and Orange Why do towns and cities with …