Globalisation, the state and regional development is about the 7 million Australians who live outside our major cities and the impact globalisation has had on their regional economies and communities. More specifically, it’s about how Australian governments have approached the task of helping regional Australia deal with globalisation.
The history of the last 30 years tells us that Australian governments have been, variously, inconsistent, ineffective and destructive in their approach to regional Australia, particularly in industry policy and regional policy. Regional communities have the capacity and the desire to thrive in the era of globalisation—but they deserve much better, smarter public policy.
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