Going bush: WFH biggest leveller for the regions

15.07.20 10:02 AM By Caitlin

From Emma Foster at Westpac Wire

For almost a decade, Jo Palmer has been “shouting from the rooftops” about the business benefits of employing remote workers.

But even she couldn’t have anticipated the massive tailwind that would come in the past few months.

“It’s been the biggest leveller of the playing field for regional Australia,” Palmer says of the COVID-19 pandemic from her base in The Rock near Wagga Wagga, a NSW regional centre about three hours’ drive west of Canberra.

“It’s going to genuinely drive economic development in the regions.” Going bush: WFH is the biggest leveller for the regions...
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