Regions Rising NT // September 2019

Event Overview

Join us in Darwin for Regions Rising NT, where we will be discussing Regions in Transition with a focus on the experiences of Place-Based Transition Packages (PBTPs).

Today, many regions are vulnerable to large-scale changes brought about by shifts in global demands – particularly in the resources sector – and by the impacts of automation in sectors that have historically been reliant on labour. 

This presents a challenge for governments and for regions as there is no agreement about how best to manage them. 

In Australia, PBTPs have a common way that governments assist regions, with over 100 such interventions across state and Commonwealth jurisdictions in the last twenty years.  

PBTPs are agile, discrete interventions, designed to help a specific place or community see through a sudden shock such as the withdrawal or the downsizing of a major employer. Usually, these packages aim to create employment for displaced workers and to diversify a region’s economic base to make it less vulnerable to shifts in a single sector. 

DateSeptember 2019
Time11.00 am – 2.30 pm




Corporate Table of 10TBC

Not for profit organisations are eligible for a discounted rate; please email [email protected] to request a discount code.


The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA

Chief Minister

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie

Regional Australia Institute

National Series platinum partners

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Darwin Event supporting partners

About the Regional Australia Institute

The RAI is the nation’s first and only independent regional economic think tank specialised in developing and communicating the knowledge, policy and practical solutions required to lift the prosperity of people in regions and Australia overall.

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