Structural adjustment has been and continues to be a large part of the discussion of rural and regional Australia. Over recent decades major adjustment drivers such as government policy and reforms, and other non-policy drivers such as market or environmental conditions and technological advancements, have influenced the way that individuals, businesses, industries and regions operate.

This report investigates structural adjustment primarily from a policy perspective, providing lessons for decision-makers. It applies a three-step framework which identifies:

  1. The nature of structural adjustment
  2. The role of government
  3. Adjustment outcomes from past experiences, to develop insights on how to better approach structural adjustment issues in the future. In this regard, the report may also be of interest to a wider audience concerned with structural adjustment, including regional stakeholders.

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