Working collaboratively with Commonwealth, State and Local Government

Date: Friday, 30th August 2019
Time: 2PM - 3PM AEST
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Cost: Complimentary

RDA Charter point 1, 5 and 10

Speakers will provide insight into what successful collaboration with governments looks like and the steps to achieving this. They should also provide examples of where this has worked and the strategies for achieving this.

Outcome: RDAs have opportunities to develop and expand the range of collaboration tools in their kit.

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Diana Hallam, Executive Director, Regional Development and Local Government Division, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

The Hon Rob Kerin, Executive Chair, Regional Development South Australia
The Hon Rob Kerin is Executive Chair of Regional Development South Australia, a position he has held since October 2010. He is also the Executive Chairman of Primary Producers SA (April 2013 - present), owner operator of Rob Kerin Consulting (February 2009 – present), Deputy Chairman South Australian Community Football League (February 2009 – present), and on the Board of Directors of the South Australian National Football League (2009 – present).

He was previously a Member of the South Australian Parliament for the electorate of From (11 December 1993 – 17 January 2008) during which time he held various ministries including the senior positions of Deputy Premier of South Australia (July 1998 – October 2001), Premier of South Australia (October 2001 – February 2002) and Leader of the Opposition (April 2002 – March 2006). 

Gabrielle Chan, Journalist
Gabrielle moved from the Canberra press gallery when she married a sheep and wheat farmer in 1996. She noticed the economic and cultural divide between the city and the country, the differences in political culture and yawning gap between the parliament and small town life.

In September 2017, she swapped interviewing politicians to interviewing ordinary people on her main street to discover why they think politics has moved so far from their lives. The result is her 2018 book, Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up. In the book, Gabrielle draws conclusions about the current state of our rural political representation, the gap between city and country and how to bridge it.

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