Past Public Hearings

21 Nov 2019: Traralgon, VIC
19 Nov 2019: Port Augusta, SA


Inquiry Status

Accepting submissions

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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:

  1. fiscal policies at federal, state and local government levels;
  2. improved co-ordination of federal, state and local government policies;
  3. regional development policies;
  4. infrastructure;
  5. education;
  6. building human capital;
  7. enhancing local workforce skills;
  8. employment arrangements;
  9. decentralisation policies;
  10. innovation;
  11. manufacturing; and
  12. any other related matters.

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