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Record regional job vacancies

Almost one third of advertised job vacancies are in regional Australia, according to this week’s National Skills Commission (NSC) data.

7/10/2022

Record regional job vacancies

Government recognises need to address regional housing

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has welcomed the Federal Government’s action to begin to address regional housing market issues, through the Regional First Home Buyer Guarantee (RFHBG).

28/09/2022

Government recognises need to address regional housing

More roles than just ‘professionals’ in regional NSW

Regional NSW employers are experiencing a critical shortage of workers, according to a new report released today looking at job vacancies and the recruitment challenges faced by businesses in regional NSW.

13/09/2022

More roles than just ‘professionals’ in regional NSW

Regional target of 11 million people by 2032

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has set a target of 11 million people living prosperously outside the capital cities by 2032, a key goal announced as part the Regionalisation Ambition 2032 launched at its National Summit in Canberra today.

13/09/2022

Regional target of 11 million people by 2032

National launch of Regionalisation Ambition 2032

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) will unveil its Regionalisation Ambition 2032 - a Framework to Rebalance the Nation, at its National Summit in Canberra tomorrow.

12/09/2022

National launch of Regionalisation Ambition 2032

New campaign promotes regional career options

A new campaign urges city dwellers to look to regional Australia for their next career move.

12/09/2022

New campaign promotes regional career options

Leadership development opportunity for Charters Towers to the Reef Community

Reef Ecologic, together with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ALRF) and the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) invite regional leaders to an upcoming Future Forum in Townsville.

8/09/2022

Leadership development opportunity for Charters Towers to the Reef Community

New study to review childcare access in Maranoa and Western Downs

Access to affordable and high-quality childcare is one of the key components to the ‘liveability’ of a regional town or city - according to the Regional Australia Institute (RAI).

7/09/2022

New study to review childcare access in Maranoa and Western Downs

Leadership development opportunity for Northern Rivers Community

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Northern Rivers, together with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) and the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) invite regional leaders to an upcoming Northern Rivers Future Forum in Ballina.

1/09/2022

Leadership development opportunity for Northern Rivers Community

Regional workforce crisis holding back national growth

New figures released today from the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) reveal 90% of survey respondents say regions don’t have the right skills needed to fill the growing number of roles available in towns and cities across the country.

31/08/2022

Regional workforce crisis holding back national growth

Population movement to regional areas eases in June Quarter

Young people are driving growth in regional economies, but the overall volume of people moving from major cities is easing, according to new data from the Commonwealth Bank and the Regional Australia Institute’s Regional Movers Index.

29/08/2022

Population movement to regional areas eases in June Quarter

Regional Movers Index - June Quarter

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) and Commonwealth Bank (CBA) will release data this Monday 29 August 2022, shining the spotlight on where people are moving to around regional Australia.

26/08/2022

Regional Movers Index - June Quarter

Leadership development forum heads to NSW and VIC Border

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ALRF) invite regional leaders to its next Future Forum to be held in Albury - aimed at strengthening the region’s network of local leaders and delivering up to dat

23/08/2022

Leadership development forum heads to NSW and VIC Border

Survey shows Australians want a more balanced nation

New survey results released today by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) show more than 80 percent of people believe Australia’s population should be more evenly spread between our metropolitan cities and regional areas.

17/08/2022

Survey shows Australians want a more balanced nation

Unique program supports regional leaders driving change

A unique new program designed to bolster leadership across regional Australia is set to support communities to meet challenges and drive the positive changes they want to see.

4/08/2022

Unique program supports regional leaders driving change

Peak regional body welcomes Jobs and Skills Australia - calls for focus on regional workforce

Regional Australia Institute (RAI) CEO Liz Ritchie has applauded the Albanese Government’s first step towards the establishment of Jobs and Skills Australia.

28/07/2022

Peak regional body welcomes Jobs and Skills Australia - calls for focus on regional workforce

Young movers driving growth in regional areas

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) and Commonwealth Bank (CBA) will release data this Thursday 23 June, 2022, revealing the latest population migration trends across the country.

23/06/2022

Young movers driving growth in regional areas

Landmark housing research lifts the lid on regions and what needs to change

New research released today holds the key to meeting the growing demand for housing in regional towns and cities around the country, according to the Regional Australia Institute (RAI).

21/06/2022

Landmark housing research lifts the lid on regions and what needs to change

Budget Delivers for the Growing Regions

RAI CEO Liz Ritchie said regional population growth leaped again in 2020-21 and the first time on record the population of our capital cities actually declined.

30/03/2022

Budget Delivers for the Growing Regions

RAI Unveils Solutions to Boost Housing Supply in Regions

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has today released a suite of solutions to increase the supply of more affordable and appropriate housing across regional Australia to meet current and future demand.

30/03/2022

RAI Unveils Solutions to Boost Housing Supply in Regions

Pandemic Sees Doubling in Net Migration From Capital Cities to Regional Australia

Net migration to regional areas during 2020 and 2021 is more than double the level in the two years prior to the coronavirus pandemic – despite a 10-percent drop in the number of city-country relocations during the December 2021 quarter.

17/02/2022

Pandemic Sees Doubling in Net Migration From Capital Cities to Regional Australia


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