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The future of regional communities

Senator Fiona Nash, Deputy Leader of the National Party, talked to Kendi Burness-Cowan about regional employment availability and the need for decentralisation to bring more jobs into regional areas.

“Regional disadvantage” is a phrase that needs to become obsolete in order for Australia to truly reach its potential in a competitive global market.  

There’s a wealth of opportunity in regional Australia. The Federal Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Regional Communications, and Minister for Local Government and Territories, Senator Fiona Nash has a lot to say about that. 

Regional people deserve the benefits of public sector jobs as much as city people do, but it’s also about corporate decentralisation, and I’ve been working with the business council and the chamber of commerce and industry and others to look at how the private sector can get out into regional areas.
Senator Fiona Nash, Deputy Leader of The Nationals; Minister for Regional Development; Minister for Regional Communications; and Minister for Local Government and Territories

Opportunities are limited without mobile connectivity, and Kendi dives into the critical importance of fixing blackspot and poor connection issues in regional Australia with the Senator. They also talk about access to education in regional and remote areas to ensure Australia’s continued growth and global competitiveness. Listen to Senator Nash speaking with Regional Voices here.

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