To highlight and promote the contribution of Australian rural and regional research and academic teaching to policy and debate.
- Promote the development of integrated reasearch in the sector with a particular emphasis on social and environmental issues impacting on rural and regional Australia.
- Provide a platform through which scholars can engage in policy research and debates, and development projects in collaboration with key government departments, research development corporations and non-government organisations
- Foster connections and synthesis between relevant research to shape outputs that are relevant to contemporary public policy considerations and community discussion.
- Provide a platform for informing the broader community of scholarly work in rural and regional Australia.