CSU researchers explore regional issues at SEGRA 2015
19 OCTOBER 2015
Charles Sturt University (CSU) researchers will contribute data and their expertise to discussions at the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) conference in Bathurst this week. CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann will welcome more than 200 participants from across Australia to the conference which runs from Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 October. CSU Professor of Economics, Kishor Sharma from the Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS), will facilitate discussions in Spotlight Session One, 'Challenges, Issues and Strategies for Developing Regional Industry' at 1.30pm Tuesday 20 October. This session will cover pressing regional issues and challenges including skill shortages, migration, and local industrial performance. Professor Sharma will also present the topic 'Internal Migration Across Regional Australia: the impact of industrial change'. In the same session, 'The Role and Linkages in Employment Growth Across Australia's Regions' will be presented by ILWS's Dr Tom Murphy, adjunct senior lecturer at CSU, and Professor Mark Morrison, Sub-Dean (Research) and Professor in Economics. Professor Edward Oczkowski, CSU Sub-Dean (Research Students) and Professor in Applied Economics and Quantitative Methods (ILWS), will then speak on 'Emerging Trends in Skills Shortages in Regional New South Wales: the case of the Riverina region'. The Director of ILWS, Professor Max Finlayson, will facilitate and lead discussions from three perspectives about 'Regional Production and Conservation Landscapes' in Spotlight Session Six at 1.30pm Wednesday 21 October. Other CSU presentations can be found in the full SEGRA Conference program here.
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