28
Nov
2012

Regional Growth Patterns: Evidence from the latest Census

A serious distortion is emerging in government policy toward regional Australia. Slow-growing areas are receiving an undue share of funding — money that fails to produce the economic growth it is explicitly designed to achieve — while fast-growing areas are missing out.

At this public seminar, Grattan CEO John Daley and Urbis Director Michael Barlow discussed patterns in Australian regional growth as revealed in the 2011 Census, and why government policy is failing to keep up with the rapid growth in coastal and capital city satellite regions, often leaving their residents without the services they need.

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