Rural communities bedrock of recovery

The resilience of regional and rural communities is the hallmark of the Australian spirit and the bedrock on which our economic recovery is being built. More than 9.5 million Australians call regional Australia home. And when we look at what has helped drive our bounce back it is the resources sector, the agricultural sector and tourism in regional and rural Australia.

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Article – Uluru seeks rock-solid ideas for growth

14 July 2014PS News Online The Board of Management of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia has called for ideas from the public to boost tourism to the iconic destination. Chair […]

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Article – NT to invest A$4.75m in tourism infrastructure

9 April 2015 Micebtn Australia’s Northern Territory Government will spend A$4.75 million in the next two years on a Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund aimed at developing strategic infrastructure designed to grow the […]

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Article – Plenty of scope to increase tourism on the Northern Rivers

30 September 2014 Kimmaree Thompson The Northern Star TOURISM is a leading industry on Northern Rivers, bringing $1.5 billion to our economy and employing more than 7% of our workforce. But as […]

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Article – WA tourism sector set for resurgence in wake of mining boom

2 September 2014 ABC News Western Australia’s tourism sector is gearing up to take advantage of a resurgence in the industry as the resources boom eases. Australian Tourism Export Council managing director […]

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Article – Capricorn Coast chases $80m for northern tourist link

20 August 2014 Pam McKay The Morning Bulletin MAYOR Bill Ludwig says it is the “ideal time” for the Livingstone Shire Council to push its plans for a northern tourist link. The […]

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Australia's resource export volumes surge in 2013

25 July 2014 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade The volume of Australia’s resources (mineral and fuels) exports grew over 10 per cent in 2013 – almost double the annual rate of […]

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Article – Push Pilbara mining to tourists, Anderson says

28 July 2014 Cole Latimer Australian Mining The founder of Contiki, John Anderson, has urged the Pilbara to promote its mining industry as a tourist attraction. Addressing the Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit, Anderson […]

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Article – Tourism Slides from Rocks to a Hard Place

5 July 2014 Amos Aikman The Australian SOME of Australia’s best natural assets are going to waste, with tourism numbers dwindling across the Northern Territory amid concern high costs, tired infrastructure and […]

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Article – Government Moving to Develop Regional Australia

11 June 2014 Brendan Howe 3w News The Abbott government is delivering on its pledge to develop Northern Australia with more investment, infrastructure, jobs, and services. “This was a key election commitment […]

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