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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.

Regional jobs for the future

Regional jobs for the future

Creating better jobs in regions is the greatest challenge for regional population growth. Regional jobs of the future are the key to better social and economic outcomes for the nation.

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Great mall cities

Great small cities

Regional cities are Australia’s hidden metropolis, but their rise has gone largely unrecognised. We’ve yet to respond fully to the opportunities regional cities create for the nation. Australia needs an ambitious agenda for our regional cities to continue to prosper.

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Small town challenge

Small town challenge

Australia needs to actively engage with the future of small regional communities to ensure they prosper. We must be both realistic and honest about the challenges they face, and back all communities to be innovative, proactive and ambitious.

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Older and succesful

Older and successful

The latest Intergenerational Report predicts that by 2050 Australia will have one person over 65 for every 2.7 working age citizens. While ageing is a central national challenge, the RAI also sees it as one of regional Australia’s biggest opportunities.

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Other work

Other work

Our aim is to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing regional Australia. We use this knowledge to develop innovative policy solutions that can drive greater prosperity and quality of life in regional areas.

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InSight

[In]Sight: Australia’s Regional Competitiveness Index is the lens regions need to make the most of their advantages. Browse 624 regional competitiveness profiles using our online tool.

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InSight

InForm is our freely accessible database of over 2000 pieces of research relevant to regional Australia. Search the database now or contribute your knowledge.

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InSight

Innovation Watch is a platform to celebrate and grow community-led development. Exchange ideas, share experiences and inspire others by contributing your story.

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RAI’s Pathfinder Initiative provides communities with a clear vision of what is driving change and a plan of action to realise their region’s potential.

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RAI’s Regional Accelerator programs are designed to inspire broad scale change across regional areas. Find out more about the Regional Accelerator programs we’ve rolled out and get in touch to find out how we can work together.

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