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Decentralise offices, and do it strategically


Crawford, J, Decentralise offices, and do it strategically, The Examiner, Fairfax Media, Australia, 5 July 2017, p. 1. (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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The recent Census data illuminates the distinct divide between Tasmanian cities and that of our nationís capital. While Canberra has 43 per cent of its 429,023 population in state employment, Hobart is a slightly sadder story of government support at 24 per cent. Launceston is even worse at 17 per cent, and other major Tasmanian population centres are equally as poor. Yet, when Canberra is trekking at 10-year growth more than 10 per cent above Launceston, there has to be a real question asked about why this is still the case. The federal government has a tremendous opportunity to bring an industry to Tasmania, and specifically to Launceston and the North. This redirection must be strategic and well-thought out. And in terms of attracting and retaining young innovators, Tourism Australia makes a lot of sense.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:growth, economics, Tasmania
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Economic development policy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Crawford, J (Dr Joseph Crawford)
ID Code:121206
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2017-09-15
Last Modified:2017-09-15

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