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The Regional Knowledge Base has been created from our Stocktake of Regional Research.

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[In]Sight: Snapshot of Major Findings for 2013

  • Author: Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

[In]Sight is an online index and interactive map tracking the competitiveness of Australia’s 560 Local  Government Areas (LGA) and 55 Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions, unlocking  thousands of insights into regional Australia.    [In]Sight consists of 59 measurable indicators of competitiveness w ....

From Disaster to Renewal: the centrality of business recovery to community resilience

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) commissioned Griffith University to examine the experiences and learnings arising from the communities that have experienced, first-hand, the challenges of recovering from and adapting to the impact of disasters.    This research highlighted the strong sense of community in rural and re ....

Renewal of Local Infrastructure in Regional Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: RAI
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

A new national organisation dedicated to catalysing renewal in local infrastructure represents the most promising public policy for tackling the local government infrastructure shortfall. To effectively address the policy problem, this organisation must fulfill three main functions: - Provide Australian local government with access to private s ....

Rethinking the future of northern Australia's regions: more than mines, dams and development dreams

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute
  • State/Region: 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 f ....

Talking point: Returning to regional Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

Talking point: Returning to regional Australia looks at the influx of Australians aged 25-44 into regional areas. There are now more people in this age group migrating from metropolitan to regional areas than vice versa. Many of these are regional 'Returners', people who have left in their younger years but come back later in life to resettle t ....

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