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Policy

The RAI was specifically formed to help bridge the gap between knowledge, debate and decision-making for the future pathways of regional Australia. It exists to ensure all levels of government, industry and community members have access to the information they need to make decisions impacting the future of regional Australia.  

Informed by both research and ongoing dialogue with the community, the RAI develops evidence-based policy and advocates for change to build a stronger economy and better quality of life in regional Australia – for the benefit of all Australians. Through its work, the RAI strives to support regions to reach their potential, which means developing new policy approaches, supporting discussion among government and industry leaders and working toward the empowerment and engagement of regional communities. This work and these associated relationships have successfully positioned the RAI at the forefront of the regional Australia conversation.  

The RAI is a regular contributor to inquiries on matters relevant to regional Australia. Browse our policy papers and submissions below.

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