Australians are moving to the country faster than you can order a soy latte to accompany your crushed avocado.
A new study released by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) shows that one in five city residents are planning to move to the regions, with more than half wanting to make the jump in the next twelve months. The global pandemic and the phenomenon of working from home have accelerated this trend.
From Friday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. on ABC TV and ABC iview, Travel to the country celebrates the entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers who are transforming the look and feel of Australia’s regional areas in new ways.
The six-part series features people who have lived their entire lives in regional Australia, returned home or made the decision to pack their city life to make a difference in regional cities. Travel to the country showcases the beauty our country has to offer and celebrates the quality of life and appeal of regional Australia.
Hosts Craig Quartermaine, Kristy O’Brien and Halina Baczkowski, travel each week to a different region to tell the stories of people looking to make a good living from their little corner of paradise. While it’s not all about beer and peaches, despite struggles and setbacks, they never looked back.
Each episode of Travel to the country explores three stories in one region, to find out how people are creating new lifestyles for themselves and how their success cascades into the community.
Elsewhere on the national broadcaster, Australia talks is back in 2021 to find out what Australians think and feel and how our lives are unfolding at this remarkable moment in history.
This year the Australia talks The national inquiry was even bigger than the last time. The ABC surveyed over 60,000 Australians in every state and territory and federal electorate.
The main findings will be revealed at a special televised event on Monday, June 21.