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CQUni in Top 10 for influence in regional development 

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CQUniversity is one of only three universities listed in a Top 10 of organisations that have been influential in the regional development space.

The Regional Australia Institute report ranks CQUniversity, the University of Adelaide and the University of Technology Sydney as the only universities alongside esteemed organisations in the Top 10 including the CSIRO, OECD and Australian Bureau of Statistics.

CQUni professor John Rolfe is listed in a Top 5 of influential authors in this area.  LINK HERE for the RAI report

CQUniversity is also cited in RAI's 'top-50' stocktake of influential regional research. The RAI arranged the stocktake to provide people involved in regional development with easier access to the latest knowledge.

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CQUniversity's paper on Lessons from the social and economic impacts of the mining boom in the Bowen Basin 2004-2006 is now included in this national archive of influential research.

The CQUni paper, produced by John Rolfe, Bob Miles, Stewart Lockie and Galina Ivanova, is focused on avoiding the impacts of 'Dutch Disease' on other industries and resources, and shortages in housing and infrastructure.

The authors say greater attention needs to be paid to housing supply, labour supply, information flows, project approvals, and the integration and interdependence of planning issues.

RAI says the CQUni paper is often cited by other scholars and "provides both an analysis of the impact of higher growth in the resources sector on the Bowen Basin region and ... strategies to deal with growth pressures".

"The key recommendations are clear, concise and small enough in number for policy makers to digest."