The 'exodus' from capital cities amounts to 0.06% of their populations – similar to recent years – and people are still moving to the cities. What's missing is growth driven by international migrants.
Don't just let idyllic representations of life in the country seduce you. Making a successful move depends on ensuring the place you have chosen is a good match for your values and needs.
The pandemic has driven Australian workers and their employers to embrace the option of working remotely. And that has opened people's eyes to the possibilities of living in regional Australia.
Volunteer firefighting crews are struggling to cope with increased pressures on time, training and resources. As the bushfire season approaches, new policies and plans are critically important.