RDA Tasmania submission on Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas 2019

Senate Select Committee inquiry

RDA Tasmania submission on Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas 2019

On 31 July 2019, the Senate established a Select Committee into the Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas. RDA Tasmania made a brief submission from a Tasmanian persepctive.

The committee is to inquire and report on the following matters:

  1. new industries and employment opportunities that can be created in the regions;
  2. the number of existing jobs in regional areas in clean energy technology and ecological services and their future significance;
  3. lessons learned from structural adjustments in the automotive, manufacturing and forestry industries and energy privatisation and their impact on labour markets and local economies;
  4. the importance of long-term planning to support the diversification of supply chain industries and local economies;
  5. measures to guide the transition into new industries and employment, including:
    1. community infrastructure to attract investment and job creation;
    2. the need for a public authority to manage the transition;
    3. meaningful community consultation to guide the transition; and
    4. the role of vocational education providers, including TAFE, in enabling reskilling and retraining;
  6. the use of renewable resources in Northern Australia to build a clean energy export industry to export into Asia; and
  7. any related matters.

The committee is to present its final report on or before 4 December 2019

More information can be found on the Australian Parliament website.