Regional Australia can increase its contribution to national innovation and growth and provide improved quality of life for its 8.8 million residents. But we must stop seeing our regions as victims of change and we must stop misunderstanding this part of our economy.
Regional success is built on a balance of local ingenuity and proactivity, and informed, consultative state and federal leadership. We need to lift expectations; about what our economy can do what government can do and what regional people can and are already doing. It’s time for a period of change on our own terms.
Browse out policy papers and submissions below.
Creating Locally Appropriate Policy for Remote Communities: Improving the Government’s Approach to Remote Employment and Participation
February 2018; Submission to Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
September 2017; Submission to the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation
Inquiry into the Australian Government’s Role in the development of cities: Response to the subenquiry into ‘Sustainability transitions in existing cities’ on behalf of the Regional Australia Institute and SAP Australia Pty Ltd.
September 2017; Submission to Inquiry Secretary, Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities
Defence in Regional Australia
April 2017; Submission to Senate Inquiry into the impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities
Transitioning Regional Economies: Contribution to a study on the transition of regional economies following the resources boom
February 2017; Submission to Productivity Commission Study
Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation
August 2016; Submission to Commissioner Paul Lindwall Productivity Commission
2016; Submission to Inquiry into the operation, effectiveness, and consequences of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities) Order 2016
The Future of Regional Australia: Change on Our Terms
November 2015; Discussion Paper
Delivering Better Government for The Regions
November 2015; Discussion Paper
Australia’s Hidden Metropolis: The Future Role and Contribution of Regional Capitals to Australia
April 2015; Submission to Senate Rural & Regional Affairs & Transport References Committee
Response to the Regional Australia Institute’s questions taken on notice at the first public hearing of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia
April 2014; Submission to Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia
Regional Development Australia Network: Reform Options – from Strategy to Action
April 2014; Policy Briefing
An Integrated National Approach to Investment in Local and Regional Infrastructure
January 2014; Submission to Productivity Commission’s Public Infrastructure Inquiry
Optimising regional investment: Opportunities for reform, innovation and efficiency
December 2013; Submission to Commonwealth Government Commission of Audit 2013
Helping Regions Impacted by Natural Disaster to Recover and Renew
October 2013; Policy Briefing
The Costs and Benefits of Geographic Labour Mobility: A Regional Perspective
August 2013; Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into Geographic Labour Mobility
Benefits of The Boom?
April 2013: Policy Briefing
Regional Australia in The Asian Century
January 2013; Policy Briefing
Catalysing Local Infrastructure Renewal
December 2012; Policy Briefing
Tapping The Growth Potential of Regions for National Success
August 2012; Policy Briefing