Advisory Council Reinforces Labor's Regional Commitment

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Regional communities will have even stronger backing at the highest level of government with the appointment of a Ministerial Advisory Council on Regional Australia.

Minister for Regional Australia Simon Crean said the new Council was a key part of the Gillard Government's strong commitment to regional communities across the country.

"Each member of the Council has been chosen because of their longstanding commitment to regional Australia. Together, they have a shared interest in the wellbeing of regional communities and the part Australia's regions play in the growth of the nation." Mr Crean said.

Mr Crean announced that the new Council would be chaired by Bill Kelty and provide independent advice on emerging regional priorities and how best to grow regional economies.

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