Better Government Working Paper in collaboration with Professor Andrew Beer
While governments have recognised the need for different approaches and tried different ways of dealing with regional issues, there is often frustration with the impact of government policies.
Over the past four decades, public sector processes have failed to reduce the disadvantages evident in regional Australia. This is despite a booming economy and a rising quality of life across the nation as a whole. Clearly we are still a long way from getting things right.
Better Government for Regions considers the fundamental question of how can we deliver better government for the one third of Australians living in regional areas, drawing on international work examining integrated policy solutions both in Australia and internationally.
Ultimately, any viable solution to providing better governance must involve both greater dialogue between the regions and the centre, and the transfer of the power needed to enable regions to lead their own development.
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