Federal Government To Consider Moving Call Centres and Administrative Roles to Regional Communities

Call centres would be outsourced to regional Queensland instead of offshore to India as part of a massive decentralisation push, under a proposal put to the Federal Government. While not as cheap as India, they would be able to take advantage of inexpensive real estate, saving the government cash while …

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Regional Universities – Anchor Institutions for City Deals

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 September 2017.  Dr Caroline Perkins, Executive Director of Regional Universities Network is joining us this year to discuss “Regional universities – anchor institutions for city deals”. City deals, growth deals (outside city …

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The Co-Op: A Powerful DIY Tool for Regional Growth

Attendees of the 2017 International Regional Development Conference will get an introduction to one of the world’s most powerful social-good tools – the co-op. An Australian-first online tool will be on display – a free DIY co-op template suitable for small regional groups to become powerful negotiating bodies. Already more …

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Mr Matthew Nichol: Creativity Loves Constraints

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 September 2017.  Mr Matthew Nichol, Principal Economist at REMPLAN will be attending this year’s Conference, presenting “Creativity loves constraints!“. We love creativity because of the amenity it contributes to our lives …

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Building a Globally Focussed Tech Business In Regional NSW

Register now for The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference this September, held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort. Mr David Gregory, Entrepreneur and Founder of Xcursion will be at this year’s Conference, presenting “Building a globally focussed tech business in regional NSW“. Australians are great innovators, especially those from regional areas who are …

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Distributed Energy in Regional Communities: WWW – Creating the Internet of Power

Network with industry professionals at the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference and discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of Regional Australia. Mr Collin Gillam, Major Projects Director for SSE Australia joins us this year, presenting “Distributed energy in regional communities: WWW – creating the internet of power” WWW – World Wide Web. NEM …

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Population Change in Regional Australia – 2016 Census

Secure your seat for The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference this September,  held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort. Mr Glenn Capuano, Demographer at .id (the population experts) will be at this year’s Conference, presenting “Population change in Regional Australia – 2016 Census”. The 2016 Census shows significant changes in Australia’s …

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Creativity and Planning Go Hand-in-Hand To Deliver Sustainable Projects

With local services declining and Government funding decreasing, it’s increasingly important, but equally challenging for rural communities to think outside the box to survive and thrive. For a project to be successful and sustainable, it takes research, planning, team work and flexibility. And to ensure longevity, it also requires some …

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Victorian Regional Cities Launch Bid To Host 2030 Commonwealth Games

A group of 11 Victorian regional cities and towns is preparing a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2030. The Greater Shepparton City Council is leading the pioneering bid, which would see the events shared between several Victorian regional centres including Shepparton, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Mildura, Wodonga and Warrnambool – but not …

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Migrants Powering Australian Regional Hubs Forward

Rather than being an unsettling force, international migrants are helping to provide stability to the regional Australian communities they settle in. A considerable number of new arrivals are also younger and have the potential to build families and work in these communities. Research with the Regional Australia Institute, examining the latest 2016 Census data, …

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