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NFF urges policy to shift more people to the regions | The Land



THE federal government should capitalise the wave of COVID-induced tree-change interest with a comprehensive regionalisation policy, that does more than repeat the tired thinking of relocating city jobs to regional areas, the National Farmers Federation says.

The organisation released a new policy paper, which calls for a list of shovel ready projects that can be funded every time there is a need for a fiscal stimulus and short-term tax incentives to kickstart private investment.

NFF chief executive Tony Mahar said the paper provided a clear pathway for regional development, leveraging Australians’ heightened interest in working and living outside urban centres due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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