Rural Futures Matter Summit 2011

Rural Futures Matter: A Sustainable Australia

The Sidney Myer Chair of Rural Education & Communities (SMC), Professor John Halsey, from Flinders University’s School of Education, and the Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA) partnered to present the “Rural Futures Matter – A Sustainable Australia” Summit (RFMS) in September 2011. 83 delegates from Australia and 2 from North Dakota, USA, attended the three day summit and represented a variety of disciplines, including education (primary & secondary schools, TAFE colleges & universities), health, industry, business, NGO’s, government, and philanthropy.

The primary purpose of the Summit was to produce a set of recommendations for local, state and federal governments and agencies, private enterprise, relevant community associations and for wider public interest on Australia’s sustainability and the roles of education and rural communities in progressing this.

Download the Rural Futures Matter Summit 2011 Report