The Centre for Jobs and Regional Economy (CJRE) is officially live on 30 June 2020. We were established to address the endemic economic neglect suffered by regional Australia.
Australia is overtly top-heavy, with our urban and economic lifeblood often concentrated in capital cities. This results in a self-fulfilling prophecy whereby talent, capital and consumer bases flow away from the regions into our capitals. This risks leaving our regions depleted and on life support.
We intend to change that. Australia deserves more independent and evidence-based policymaking directed at creating vibrant regional economies.
Our focus is primarily regional Tasmania and we are unapologetically pragmatic in our commitment to evidence-based solutions to ensure regional Australians are able to have a slice of the jobs pie.