Competitiveness and development in Northern Australia
Northern Australia remains the topic of fierce debate and renewed policy interest. While discussion often centres on the prospects for particular industries or projects, it is essential that the national debate and resulting policy frameworks take into account the diversity of situation and opportunity in the north.
To identify the imperatives for a balanced, regionally responsive development strategy for northern Australia, the Regional Australia Institute is has developed a paper reviewing the competitiveness profiles from [In]Sight: Australia’s regional competitiveness index for seven Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions and 74 Local Government Areas (LGA) north of the Tropic of Capricorn.
Click here to download a copy of ‘Rethinking the future of northern Australia’s regions: more than mines, dams and development dreams
Click here to download a background briefing on the report
Click here to download our fact sheet on the report