Regional Australia and agriculture


Major contributor to Australia's economy and home to millions of Australians, what's ahead for Australia's regions and agricultural industry?

Regional Australia is home to 32 per cent of the population and is responsible for 67 per cent of national exports. However, the emergence of a global economy, high labour mobility, a changing resources industry, increasing infrastructure and transport requirements, and digital disruption creates challenges. Conversely, signed trade agreements are growing and opening doors for Australia while tourism is recognised as a leading and fast-growing industry.

How can the regions take advantage of such opportunity and what is in place to support future growth?

Upcoming events

International competitiveness: economic driver for WA | Perth | 25 September 2019
CEDA brings together leaders across agriculture, resources and education to examine WA’s competitiveness on the global stage. Joined by CBH Group Chief Executive Officer, Jimmy Wilson; Legend Media Group Chair, Bronwyn Barnes; StudyPerth Chairman, Rod Jones and Tianqi Lithium Australia General Manager, Phil Thick.

Newcastle and Hunter Region Economic Development Forum | Newcastle | 26 September 2019
CEDA’s Newcastle and Hunter Economic Development Forum 2019 examines key issues that drive sustainability, economic and social development in the region. Joined by NSW Treasury Chief Economist, Stephen Walters; Port of Newcastle Chief Executive Officer, Craig Carmody; Infrastructure Australia Executive Director, Policy and Research, Peter Colacino and HammondCare Chief Executive Officer, Dr Stephen Judd.

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