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Regional NSW focus of NSW Government’s new plan

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) welcomes the NSW Government's Vision for Regional Communities and Action Plan 2023-2035, launched in Dubbo this morning.

29/11/2022

Regional NSW focus of NSW Government’s new plan

Record demand for workers, one of the strongest ‘pull factors’ for regional movers

Regional business and jobs growth is providing more opportunities for the increasing number of people leaving cities for a life in the regions, according to the latest Regional Movers Index powered by Commonwealth Bank.

17/11/2022

Record demand for workers, one of the strongest ‘pull factors’ for regional movers

Regional Movers Index - September Quarter

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) and Commonwealth Bank (CBA) will release data on Thursday 17 November 2022, providing an overview on where metropolitan people are moving to around regional Australia.

15/11/2022

Regional Movers Index - September Quarter

Applications for nbn® co. Innovate Grant with $125,000 in prize money close 20 November

Innovative regional businesses and individuals have until 20 November for their chance to share in $125,000 in cash, as part of the Innovate grant program, a collaboration between nbn® Co. and the Regional Australia Institute (RAI).

11/11/2022

Applications for nbn® co. Innovate Grant with $125,000 in prize money close 20 November

Regional Queensland ranks #1 for most jobs and population movement

Almost a third of all jobs advertised in regional Australia last month were in Queensland, with a record 93,000 roles available nationally, according to the Regional Australia Institute (RAI).

3/11/2022

Regional Queensland ranks #1 for most jobs and population movement

Regions Rising QLD

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) will hold the final Regions Rising state event for 2022 in Toowoomba, Queensland this week – presenting the latest data of jobs, housing and population movement affecting Queenslanders.

1/11/2022

Regions Rising QLD

nbn® and RAI collaborate on $125,000 grant program for regional businesses

For the third year, the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is pleased to partner with the nbn® co. on the highly successful Innovate grant program.

27/10/2022

nbn® and RAI collaborate on $125,000 grant program for regional businesses

Federal Budget makes critical investments in regional housing; skills and health

Regional Australia Institute (RAI) CEO Liz Ritchie said tonight’s Federal Budget directly advanced the RAI’s recently released Regionalisation Ambition 2032

25/10/2022

Federal Budget makes critical investments in regional housing; skills and health

Big business says jobs and housing availability significant challenges

Members of the Regional Australia Institute’s Regional Australia Council (RAC) met this week for the first time following the launch of the RAI’s Regionalisation Ambition 2032 – A Framework to Rebalance the Nation (the Ambition).

20/10/2022

Big business says jobs and housing availability significant challenges

RAI Regions Rising roadshow heads to Toowoomba

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has announced Toowoomba as the next location in its national event series – Regions Rising - to held next month on Thursday, 3 November.

12/10/2022

RAI Regions Rising roadshow heads to Toowoomba

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


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