Regional Partnerships and Sustainable Regions programs

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Regional Partnerships and Sustainable Regions programs

6 October 2005

© Commonwealth of Australia 2005
ISBN 0 642 71580 7

View the report as a single document - (PDF 3666KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the Committee for the inquiry (PDF 86KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 99KB)
Obstacles to the conduct of the inquiry
Regional Partnerships Program administration
Case studies
The Sustainable Regions Program
Findings and recommendations
Recommendations (PDF 65KB)
List of Abbreviations (PDF 74KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 161KB)

Terms of reference
Background to the inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Obstacles to the conduct of the inquiry
Possible matters of privilege
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Regional Partnerships Program (PDF 322KB)
The RP program
The RP guidelines
Strategic Opportunities Notional Allocation (SONA)
Role of the minister
Distribution of grants
Administrative processes
Funding agreements
Audit and Review
Chapter 3 - The Area Consultative Committees (PDF 233KB)
Structure and operation of the ACCs
Role and functions of the ACCs
Chapter 4 - Beaudesert Rail (PDF 140KB)
Commonwealth Government involvement
Financial viability
Chapter 5 - Tumbi Creek (PDF 299KB)
Evolution of the project proposal
Issues relating to the administration of RPP
Chapter 6 - The A2 Dairy Marketers project (PDF 312KB)
A2DM's applications for SRP and RPP funding
Impact of the A2DM grant announcement
Chapter 7 - Primary Energy Pty Ltd (PDF 212KB)
Transfer to Regional Partnerships Program
Project progress and outcomes
Chapter 8 - RPP Grants in the Electoral Division of New England (PDF 293KB)
Australian Equine and Livestock Centre
The inducement allegations
The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia
Grace Munro Aged Care Centre
Chapter 9 - The Sustainable Regions Program (PDF 185KB)
The program
The SR guidelines
Administrative processes
Audit and review
Sustainable Region Advisory Committees
Issues with the program
Chapter 10 - Atherton Tablelands Sustainable Region Advisory Committee (PDF 235KB)
Committee composition
Regional priorities
Application of program guidelines
Chapter 11 - Conclusions and Recommendations (PDF 145KB)
Regional Partnerships Program
Sustainable Regions Program
Regional Partnerships and Sustainable Regions Programs
Government Senators' report - Summary of Government Senators' position (PDF 48KB)
Structure of the report
Chapter 1 - Background (PDF 103KB)
Terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry
The claims of politicisation
The programs
Chapter 2 - The ACCs and SRACs (PDF 63KB)
Area Consultative Committees
Sustainable Regions Advisory Committees
Chapter 3 - Response to majority report case studies (PDF 98KB)
Chapter 4 - Outcomes for regional Australia: a showcase of RPP and SRP projects (PDF 91KB)
Chapter 5 - Response to majority report conclusions (PDF 64KB)
Chapter 6 - Government members' conclusions and recommendations (PDF 60KB)
Attachment to Government Senators' Report
(Available in PDF format only)
(PDF 353KB)
Appendix 1 - List of Submissions (PDF 58KB)
Appendix 2 - Tabled Documents (PDF 75KB)
Appendix 3 - Public Hearings, Witnesses and Site Inspections (PDF 98KB)
Appendix 4 - Answers to Questions on Notice (PDF 59KB)
Appendix 5 - Additional information authorised for publication (PDF 65KB)
Appendix 6 - Correspondence relating to the Committee's request to ACCs and SRACs
(Available in PDF format only)
(PDF 573KB)

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