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NGA19 PROGRAM


REGIONAL CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT FORUM

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8.00AM

REGISTRATION

9.30AM

REGIONAL CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT FORUM

» Welcome to Country, Wally Bell
9.40AM » ALGA President’s Opening Address, David O'Loughlin

9.50AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Overview of Regional Australia – Where are we at?

  • DR KIM HOUGHTON, CO-CEO, REGIONAL AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE

» At this session you will gain insights and knowledge into how LGAs and local community groups can access and leverage philanthropic support to address local issues and challenges.

10.30AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Making connections to Renew Regions

  • NATALIE EGELTON, CEO, FOUNDATION FOR RURAL & REGIONAL RENEWAL

» At this session you will gain insights and knowledge into how LGAs and local community groups can access and leverage philanthropic support to address local issues and challenges.

11.00AM MORNING TEA

11.45AM LAUNCH OF STATE OF THE REGIONS REPORT: POPULATION, PRODUCTIVITY AND PURCHASING POWER

PETER BRAIN, NATIONAL ECONOMICS

11.45AM

PANEL DISCUSSION – PUBLIC INTEREST JOURNALISM

» SESSION PANELISTS

MARGARET SIMONS, PUBLIC INTEREST JOURNALISM
» The Outlook of Local News and Information Availability

 

GENEVIEVE JACOBS, EDITOR, THE REGION GROUP
» How Digital News is Disrupting the Grassroots Media Landscape

 

BEN TAYLOR, MANAGING DIRECTOR, TAYLOR GROUP NEWSPAPER
» The Value and Future of Authentic Local Reporting

 

12.30PM LUNCH
1.30PM

Housing in Regional Australia

» SESSION SPEAKERS

JOHN MARTIN, EMERITUS PROFESSOR, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

» Local Government and Housing in Rural Communities: Tradition, Innovation and Community

JESSICA PORTER, PHD SCHOLAR, UNISA
» Is There an Affordable Housing Crisis in Non-Metro Australia?

 

MAX EASTCOTT, GENERAL MANAGER, GWYDIR SHIRE COUNCIL

» Non-Metropolitan Housing Affordability

2.30PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Technology in Regional Australia

» SESSION SPEAKERS

SAMANTHA KENNEDY, HEAD OF AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND ASIA PACIFIC, PIVOTEL
» Techonology in Regional Australia
CHRISTINE KERSHAW, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT STIRLINGS TO COAST FARMERS
» Techonology in Regional Australia
ANDREW HOWE, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISER, CIVIL DEFENCE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, CANTERBURY
» Techonology in Regional Australia
APOLLINE KOHEN, CHAIR, BROADBAND FOR THE BUSH ASSOCIATION
» Connecting Indigenous Communities
CHRIS ALTHAUS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AUSTRALIAN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION
» Unlocking the Potential 5G
3.15PM AFTERNOON TEA

3.45PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Tourism in Regional Australia

» SESSION SPEAKERS

MAYOR KEN KEITH OAM, PARKES SHIRE COUNCIL
» The Elvis Festival: Attracting Tourists to Parkes

MAYOR TONY WELLINGTON, MAYOR, NOOSA SHIRE COUNCIL
»Taming Tourism in Noosa

4.15PM

Culture and the Arts: Building our Regions

» SESSION SPEAKERS

KATE FIELDING, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
» The Critical and Growing Role Local Government Plays in Public Investment in Culture
JOHN MCLINDEN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SWAN HILL RURAL CITY COUNCIL
» Our Region, Our Rivers
4.45PM Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisaion and Local Government
» The Hon Mark Coulton MP
5.00PM ALGA President's Closing Address

5.00PM

WELCOME RECEPTION & EXHIBITION OPENING

Exhibition Hall, National Convention Centre Canberra

Sponsored by: Type Stewardship Australia