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HC Coombs Policy Forum: Visioning Australia's Future Initiative

HC Coombs Policy Forum: Visioning Australia's Future Initiative

The Visioning Australia's Future initiative aims to bring together current knowledge on issues, to identify cross-cutting themes and to generate new policy ideas. Several reports have recently been released, find the links here

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A sustainable agricultural future in The Hunter Valley - fact or fiction?

A sustainable agricultural future in The Hunter Valley - fact or fiction?

Meg Sherval (University of Newcastle) discusses the ramifications of mining on the agricultural future of the Hunter Valley

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Feedback: Responses to the National Food Plan Green Paper

Feedback: Responses to the National Food Plan Green Paper

Thanks to all who attended our Forum on the National Food Plan Green Paper on Friday 28th September. The forum was extremely engaging and has resulted in several submissions to DAFF.

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Connectivity Conservation - Relationships between Science, Governance & Practice

Connectivity Conservation - Relationships between Science, Governance & Practice

NIRRA and the Femmer School of Environment and Society recently co-hosted a lecture by Carina Wyborn. Click read more to access the link.

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Scoping a Vision for the Future of Rural & Regional Australia - Discussion Paper Released

Scoping a Vision for the Future of Rural & Regional Australia - Discussion Paper Released

* The Discussion Paper and the Collection of Papers are both now available on this page*

For the past 6 months NIRRA has been undertaking a scoping project

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Researcher profile

Dr Kim Houghton

Current position & organisation:

Director with Strategic Economic Solutions, a small economic consultancy specialising in regional economic development and small business growth which was established in 1997.

Current research project:

  • Economic sustainability in Murray Darling basin communities
  • Reviewing small business support services in Tasmania
  • Reviewing economic development options for the Greater Capital Region around the ACT
  • Economic gardening as a tool for stimulating small business growth in Australia

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About NIRRA

The National Institute for Rural and Regional Australia (NIRRA), located in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, was established in 2009 to promote Australian rural and regional social research to relevant audiences. The main focus of the institute's work is:  

  • To enhance collaboration between researchers, policy makers and community groups,
  • To increase the accessibility, visibility and usability of social research on rural and regional Australia,
  • To contribute to the production of policy relevant research outputs.

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