State of the Regions Report 2013-14: It’s Time to Innovate

The 2013-14 State of the Regions Report presents further policy findings that builds on the work commenced by National Economics in last year’s 2012 -13 Rethinking Regional Development.

This year’s Report provides further evidence on why a new national approach to regional development is required and what alternative policy approaches should be considered.

The Report incorporates the latest census analysis examining population and migration, as well as distribution of employment, income and wealth. The value of increasing infrastructure investment and productivity across industries is discussed.

 A chapter is devoted to examining the consequences for the Australian economy and its regions post mining boom and the implications from a social and economic perspective of  natural disasters and the role played by local governments.

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