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Senate Economics Reference Committee – Regional inequality in Australia

NT Shelter’s Executive Officer Peter McMillan has presented to the Senate Standing Committees on Economics on ‘Regional Inequality in Australia’.

The full transcript of his statement can be accessed here (from page 25).

About the inquiry

Regional Inequality in Australia
On 14 February 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by the last day of sitting in June 2019.

Terms of Reference
The indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia, with particular reference to government policies and programs in the following areas:

  • a) fiscal policies at federal, state and local government levels;
    b) improved co-ordination of federal, state and local government policies;
    c) regional development policies;
    d) infrastructure;
    e) education;
    f) building human capital;
    g) enhancing local workforce skills;
    h) employment arrangements;
    i) decentralisation policies;
    j) innovation;
    k) manufacturing; and
    l) any other related matters
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