The Regional Cooperation and Development Forum, which will be held in just over a week on Sunday 14 June, will see the launch of the 2015 State of the Regions report. The theme for this year's report is Inequality within and between regions addressing the question as to whether equality in the distribution of income is associated with higher economic growth at the regional level across Australia.
Dr Peter Brain and Ian Manning will explore this year's State of the Regions report in a technical workshop in the afternoon. The workshop will be sure to add further dimension to discussions around inequality of income distribution within and between regions as an obstacle to economic growth.
The workshop will provide an opportunity for mayors, councillors, Regional Development Australia committee members and other key decision and policy makers to gather together to share contemporary knowledge and experience to strengthen the ability of Australia's diverse regions to compete in the global economy