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Business confidence in CQ powers on following election

Business confidence in CQ powers on following election

Fitzroy-Central West region fifth best of 55 regions in confidence

Small businesses key to flood recovery

Small businesses key to flood recovery

Key part of long-term flood recovery is small business sector

Only 5.1% of the Rocky workforce are employed in mining

Only 5.1% of the Rocky workforce are employed in mining

6.1% of Rockhampton workers are employed in public services

Only 10.7% of population are welfare dependent in Rocky

Only 10.7% of population are welfare dependent in Rocky

Rockhampton sits at number 24 on welfare dependency ratio

We have trouble accessing GPs but not hospital services

We have trouble accessing GPs but not hospital services

There are only 4.8 GP services per 100,000 residents in Rocky area

More than half of Rockhampton adults did not finish Year 12

More than half of Rockhampton adults did not finish Year 12

Rocky ranked 215 or 560 for early school leavers

We trail on school markers, ranking in bottom 10% in index

We trail on school markers, ranking in bottom 10% in index

38.2% of children rated developmentally vulnerable in Rockhampton

Rockhampton is competitive on growth according to index

Rockhampton is competitive on growth according to index

Rocky classified as “competitive” when compared to national average

Rocky performs strongly in economic fundamentals in index

Rocky performs strongly in economic fundamentals in index

Rocky ranks 46 out of 560 local govt areas for economic fundamentals

Index shows how to transform regional Australia's future

Index shows how to transform regional Australia's future

Map comparing regions' competitiveness to help tap into 'potential'

Regional communities hope to make most of mining boom

Regional communities hope to make most of mining boom

Paper shows measures that may help small towns capture mining boom

RAI's review of White Paper finds lack of detail

RAI's review of White Paper finds lack of detail

Review of White Paper finds it was bereft of policy recommendations

Local infrastructure organisation may need to fund projects

Local infrastructure organisation may need to fund projects

Funding help needed for infrastructure projects

RAI aims to create index measuring regional competitiveness

RAI aims to create index measuring regional competitiveness

RAI calling on communities to help create competitiveness index

Regional Australia at crossroads

Regional Australia at crossroads

Disconnect between research and the reality of policy development

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