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Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas Senate Select Committee Inquiry - Circular 35.1

To Chief Executive Officer
Economic Development and Tourism Staff
Date 23 August 2019
Contact Sean Holden
Email: sean.holden@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required No
Summary The Senate Select Committee is preparing a report on new industries and employment opportunities that can be created in the regions. This Circular provides details as to how councils can make a submission or provide input to the LGA’s submission.

The committee invites you provide a written submission addressing issues that may be of relevance to you. The submission should be lodged by 6 September 2019. The committee is to report by 4 December 2019. The committee prefers to receive submissions through its website: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/OnlineSubmission

On 31 July 2019, the Senate established the Select Committee on Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas to inquire and report on new industries and employment opportunities that can be created in the regions. The terms of reference are below.

The committee will 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;

Councils can provide feedback either to the LGA to be incorporated into the sector-wide submission, direct to the committee, or both.

The LGA will be concentrating its submission on section “e” only and seeks your input by Monday 2 September 2019 to sean.holden@lga.sa.gov.au

Submissions direct to the committee (please provide a copy to the LGA) may also be emailed to regionaljobs.sen@aph.gov.au

Should you require further information, please contact the Committee Secretariat on (02) 6277 3269.

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