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Regional Jobs Boom to Gather Pace

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is calling on governments to create four-point plans that will increase regional employment opportunities in their communities. The Future of Regional Jobs report was launched by Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Michael McCormack at the recent Regions Rising conference.

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Interview with: Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe, Mayor of Greater Shepparton City Council

When City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe saw a desire for change within the greater Shepparton, she knew it was time to join the Council. Cr O’Keeffe is also Deputy Chair of Regional Cities Victoria and has been living in Shepparton for over 50 years, during which time she has developed well-established businesses. Kim is determined to utilise this business experience and love of her region to act as a strong voice for Greater Shepparton. Read more

Interview with: Shadow Minister the Hon Anthony Albanese

With the Federal Election fast approaching, we have chosen to interview Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, Anthony Albanese MP. It seems that a political career was always in the cards, with a young Anthony joining the Australian Labor Party at fifteen years of age.

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Regional Capitals Australia Welcomes Budget Connecting the Regions

Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has welcomed the release of the 2019 Federal Budget, which includes billions of new investment to better connect regional cities. 

RCA Chair, Cr Samantha McIntosh noted that the significant investments in roads, rail and airports will have substantial and long term benefits for regional capital cities and ensure the cities could continue to ease the squeeze felt by the major capital cities.

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Regional Capitals Australia Calls for Regional Cities Funding in Federal Budget

Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has today called on the Australian Government and Opposition to put the needs of those living in regional cities front and centre in the Federal Budget and Opposition reply.

Regional Capitals Australia Chair, Mayor Samantha McIntosh, said that the alliance had put a clear view to Canberra that regional capital cities needed to be connected, liveable, and productive if Australia was going to grow successfully.

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Regional Capitals Australia Welcomes Fast Rail Commitments

Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has today welcomed the release of the Government’s Faster Rail Plan that will connect more regional cities to faster rail.

The announcement comes two days after the Government released details to further grow regional cities as part of their National Population Plan.

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Regional Capitals Australia Welcomes Push to Grow Regional Cities

Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) has today welcomed the release of Australia’s first national population plan released by Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison, Minister for Cities and Population the Hon Alan Tudge and Minister for Immigration the Hon David Coleman along with the initiatives to better connect regions as announced by Minister for Regional Services and Decentralisation the Hon Bridget McKenzie.

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Regional Capitals Australia Welcomes Telstra’s Minimum Service Guarantee Announcement for Regional Landlines

Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) welcomes today’s announcement from Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation Bridget McKenzie and Telstra CEO Andy Penn, which outlines that landline reliability will be increased in regional Australia through a program of work. The work will be undertaken to resolve faults and extend repair times currently being experienced by network users.

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Regional Capitals Australia Backs Call to Fund Regional Airports

Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) today joined the Australian Airports Association (AAA) in calling for a Regional Airports Infrastructure Fund to be included in the upcoming Budget.

Regional Capitals Australia Chair and City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Samantha McIntosh said that funding was needed to ensure regional airports would be able to adhere to security regulations and consistently maintain airport infrastructure.

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