People living in Victoria’s border communities have business and social networks that extend into New South Wales and South Australia.
But service delivery and regulatory differences between states can discourage people from taking up work and study opportunities across the border and add to the cost of doing business in border areas.
The Cross Border Commissioner works with border residents, businesses and community organisations to identify and advocate for change along Victoria’s borders. This involves working with Victoria’s departments and agencies, helping them to Ask the Border Question on specific issues and across their portfolios of work.
The Cross Border Commissioner also works with interstate counterparts, including the NSW Cross Border Commissioner. A Memorandum of Understanding with NSW is now in place.
Making it easier to do business across our borders has economic benefit, while addressing practice and regulatory barriers to people accessing education, justice, health and other services improves health and social outcomes in border communities – making our border areas better places to live.
Luke Wilson is Victoria’s Cross Border Commissioner.
Contact the Commissioner
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to PO Box 1332, Wodonga VIC 3689
- Call 0436 642 436
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