- Year: 2000
- Author: Banks, G
- Journal Name: Paper presented at Symposium Renaissance of The Regions
- Publisher: Institute of Public Administration
- Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
- Country: Australia
Issues raised by the Productivity Commission's national public inquiry into the impact of Competition Policy Reforms on Rural and Regional Australia are addressed in this paper which discusses: demographic trends and population movement in rural and coastal areas of Australia; globalisation and The World Trade Organisation; national competition policy; government role; labour market flexibility; infrastructure; and building the skills base through changes to education policy.