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  1. Jack Arnold
    July 30, 2018 @ 1:35 pm

    The solution of the past 50 years remains the decentralisation of Federal and state government jobs to regional communities. Every government job creates about 3.5 private actor jobs.

    There are many departments, divisions and sections of the Federal and State public service that do not need to be located in metropolitan cities. Indeed, regional universities like the University of New England could reasonably have a Campus Teaching Hospital put onto the gloriously spacious campus, creating about 1,000 jobs for the regional city.

    So, decentralising 100 government jobs, with each job supporting Mum, Dad & two kids, results in the decentralisation of 100 x 4 = 400 persons to a regional community. Now add the 3.5 x 100 x 4 = 1400 persons decentralised by the increased private sector opportunities, and suddenly, 1800 persons have escaped the over-crowding, pollution and daily wasted travel time of metropolitan cities.

    These internal migrants will require new housing, government and commercial services that will further grow the regional community by creating localised “economic boom”.

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