Rural Poverty in Australia is worse in remote regions

  Rural poverty in Australia is worse in remote regions, a report from National Rural Health Alliance and the Australian Council of Social Service found those living in the most remote locations were the worst off. The report, A Snapshot of Poverty in Rural and Regional Australia, revealed that people living …

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RDA Orana – How to grow Wellington

RDA Orana recently brought together key stakeholders across government, education and training, business and industry to develop a shared, comprehensive regional workforce planning and development strategy. Agriculture is the key driver in the future of Wellington says a report by Regional Development Australia Orana which has been released today. RDA …

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North Coast NSW : uncontracted RDA Projects to be assessed case by case

Truss says mid north coast RDA projects will be considered based on merits. The Minister for Regional Development has not completely ruled out funding for the Taree transport hub. The Northern Gateway project won funding from Regional Development Australia (RDA) in the last months of the Labor government. Deputy Prime Minister …

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Jobless Scheme to help Drought affected graziers

An organisation helping jobless people in central-west Queensland says it will look at the possibility of having unemployed people assist drought-affected graziers. The Remote Area Planning and Development Board has helped to form RAPAD Employment Services Queensland – to deliver skills and training under a federally-funded scheme. Regional manager Tony …

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Health, education and regional development top priority for Northern NSW

HEALTH, education and regional development should be the top three priorities of the new Federal Government, say respondents to a recent survey on The Northern Star’s website. The unscientific poll revealed a broadly pessimistic attitude about the future of the region under the new Coalition Government. Half the respondents indicated …

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Regional Development Australia – its future role

Regional Development Australia is seeking answers from the incoming federal government about what role it will continue to play in delivering on commitments for regional infrastructure. The Coalition announced prior to the election it would replace the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF), leaving $150 million worth of recent projects in …

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Regional Development Australia – what will happen to the proposed Geelong infrastructure projects

Regional development infrastructure projects scheduled for Geelong are in doubt GEELONG leaders will lobby that key infrastructure projects promised funding by the former government be honoured by the incoming Coalition. The proposed $12 million Geelong Centre for Infectious Diseases, a major pipeline for an agricultural precinct in Lethbridge and a Torquay …

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Rural Health Care focus at Regional Development Conference

Rural Health Care, experiencing poorer health than their metropolitan counterparts Rural communities determining local healthcare needs Professor Farmer says six rural communities in Victoria and Queensland will take part in the three-year study, which is about to start recruiting local people to help design their own health care approach. The research …

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Focus on health, education and regional development

Hamish Broome 20th Sep 2013 8:12 AM HEALTH, education and regional development should be the top three priorities of the new Federal Government, say respondents to a recent survey on The Northern Star’s website. Ranking least important in voters’ minds was Tony Abbott’s promise to repeal the carbon and mining …

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Healthcare and roads: what will happen to Wannon

Healthcare and roads: What will happen in Wannon under a federal Coalition government? By SEAN McCOMISH, The Standard Sept. 9, 2013 On the face of campaign promises, the Coalition’s victory at the polls will see money pumped into roads and healthcare across the electorate. Key campaigns such as Peter’s Project’s push for $10 …

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