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

Breakfast: 2019 State Budget address in Townsville | Townsville | 19 June 2019
With a focus on what it means for regional Queensland, CEDA welcomes the Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, the Hon. Jackie Trad to present the State Budget in Townsville.

WA annual resources overview: collaboration in the sector | Perth | 3 July 2019
Hear from significant players in WA’s resources sector as they provide insights into current innovation and knowledge-sharing opportunities that will drive a vision for future success and long-term growth in the sector. Joined by Newmont Goldcorp Australia Regional Senior Vice President, Alex Bates;  Minerals Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer, Tania Constable PSM and Woodside Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Meg O'Neill.

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