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World-first study to examine regional Australia’s worker need and skilled refugee employment


A pioneering new research project is set to shape win-win solutions that help address regional Australia’s chronic skill shortages and ensure skilled refugees find employment.

Metro to regional movers multiply, with millennials leading the march


The number of city-dwellers choosing a life in the regions has hit a 12-month high, with the latest Regional Movers Index (RMI) showing metro to regional relocations have surged in the first quarter of the year.

Regional Australia: the beginning of our nation’s tomorrow


The Federal Budget is so much more than a carefully scripted speech on one night of the year. It’s the instrument that helps guide Australia over the 12 months, and in some situations, the years to come.

Tackling the transition to net zero in the food manufacturing industry


Understanding the sustainability challenges and opportunities for small to medium food manufacturing businesses in regional locations across Australia close to farm suppliers is important for the future growth of Australian manufacturing.

Rebalance the Nation is a vision for more Australians to be living prosperously in the region.

At the heart of Rebalance the Nation, is the Regionalisation Ambition 2032, a framework to direct the actions of government, industry and the community to support more Australians living in our regions.

Based on 10 years of RAI research, it is a set of 20 targets across five important pillars to improve life in regional Australia so that more Australians can call the regions home.

Here we showcase the work RAI together with communities, leading Australian organisations, industry and government is doing to achieve the 2032 ambition.

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Pledge Tally

Pledges are a way organisations can show support of the Regionalisation Ambition 2032.

Organisations show support by making a pledge that aligns to a pillar and will contribute to one of the Ambition’s targets. Listen here to some of the fantastic pledges that organisations across Australia have already made.






Jobs and Skills

Jobs and Skills18





Productivity and Innovation

Productivity and Innovation7


Resilience and Sustainability

Resilience and Sustainability15

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Pledges are a way organisations can show support of the National Regionalisation Ambition 2032.

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Our Supporters

Regional Activators Alliance

The Regional Activators’ Alliance (RAA) is a powerful coalition of regional stakeholders who work with the RAI to change the narrative and show the rest of the country the opportunities available to live, work and invest in regional Australia.

Regional Australia Council

The Regional Australia Council (RAC) was established in 2020 by the RAI to convene some of Australia’s most forward thinking and influential organisations who are committed to elevating and prioritising regional Australia.

The National Alliance for Regionalisation

The National Alliance for Regionalisation (the Alliance) will provide knowledge sharing and national leadership to ensure the targets and aspirations set out in the Regionalisation Ambition 2032 remain relevant and central to decision-making for regional Australia over the next decade.