John Tomaney has been appointed as the Inaugural Fellow of the newly established Regional Australia Institute, created by the Australian Federal Government to provide high level research and policy advice. The Institute was launched at Parliament House, Canberra, on 28th February 2012 by The Hon Simon Crean MP,Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government (see: http://www.minister.regional.gov.au/sc/speeches/2012/CS03.aspx.) The Chair of the Regional Australia Institute, Mal Peters, announced Professor Tomaney's appointment on ABC radio: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/02/28/3441247.htm

Published: 5th March 2012