As schools around the country celebrate the end of term, it’s worth thinking about where these new graduates will seek work.
Sally Cripps from Queensland Country Life has raised the unspoken issue of bias in the media influencing the value and perception of jobs in regional areas for graduates.
“When they’re considering where they might want to work, do you think they’re going to be thinking favourably about a career in rural Australia when they read headlines such as “Recruits cop long remote postings”?
“I don’t have the answers to solving this lopsided urban perception – I have written my fair share of positive rural stories over the years – but I’m not copping it quietly on the chin anymore!”
Is it time to change the narrative about our regional and suburban areas?