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Refugees and regional settlement: balancing priorities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Janet Taylor; Dayane Stanovic
  • Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Published Location: Fitzroy VIC
  • ISBN: 1876250623
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A Brotherhood of St. Laurence study of the settlement experiences of 55 Iraqi and Sudanese refugees and 22 community leaders in Shepparton, Colac and Warrnambool, Victoria aimed to identify factors that promote successful settlement in regional areas. These include availability of employment, education and training, housing, adequa ....

Refugees and regional settlement: win-win?

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Taylor, Janet
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference
  • Country: Australia

Both the Federal and the State governments have been developing policies to encourage refugees to settle in regional areas to assist the newcomers gain employment and to help build regional economies. While this sounds like a win-win scenario, the reality is more complex. The debate about the regional settlement of refugees takes p ....

Regional and Industry Employer Surveys

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Country: Australia

Employer's recruitment experiences, recruitment difficulty by region. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to employment in Regional Australia. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on regional employment. Report Location ....

Regional Australia and the 'new economy'

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Birrell, B; O'Connor, K
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.8 No.4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, Victoria

As politicians and community leaders have become more aware of the importance of employment in the 'new ecomony' they have sought to ensure that more of this employment is located in regional Australia. However analysis of employment trends in NSW and Victoria since 1996 show that the proportion of 'new economy' jobs in Sydney and ....

Regional employment growth and the persistence of regional unemployment disparities

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Mitchell, William; Carlson, Ellen
  • Publisher: Centre for Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle
  • Published Location: Newcastle, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This paper seeks to develop an understanding of the linkages between regions with respect to employment growth and to determine the extent to which national trends dominate location-specific dynamics. The relationship between the business cycle and regional employment growth is explored as part of a wider study seeking to explain t ....

Regional industry diversity and its impact on regional unemployment

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Mason, S; Howard, D
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of 12th Path to Full Employment/17th National Unemployment Conference
  • Publisher: Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE)
  • Published Location: Newcastle, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The national averages index and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data (2001 and 2006) were used to explore links between industrial diversity and unemployment for ABS, statistical districts (SDist) of New South Wales (NSW). This study found that in 2001 and 2006 Port Macquarie was the most specialised economy and Tamworth the most div ....

Regional labour force trends and NSW electorates

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Publisher: Parliament of NSW
  • State/Region: New South Wales

An interactive map overlays ABS labour force regional data with NSW electoral boundaries to provide visual insight into what may be happening in electorates. Typically, the regions for which ABS labour force statistics are published do not correlate to electoral boundaries. Interactive charts present five-year trends of different labour force in ....

Regional labour market adjustment to competition policy reforms: a dynamic CGE framework for assessment

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Giesecke, James; Madden, John R.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Labour Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.3
  • Country: Australia

In this paper we investigate the impact on regional labour markets of an increase in primary factor productivity in the Utilities sector. We conjecture that such an increase in productivity is illustrative of the direct effects of national competition policy (NCP). We compute, at the regional level, indices of net labour inputs that are lost from ....

Regional labour markets: naturally less efficient?

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Denniss, Richard; Watts, Martin
  • Editors: Carlson, Ellen and Mitchell, William F.
  • Journal Name: Economic and Labour Relations Review
  • Journal Number: 12
  • ISBN: 0733418376
  • Country: Australia

We argue that the Government's model of the labour market is flawed. If through their impact on the NAIRU [Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment], institutional and behavioural factors are the major cause of unemployment in Australia, why do unemployment rates differ significantly across regions with identical institutional and legal st ....

Regional policies over the last decade: imprinting Working Nation

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: McGrath-Champ, Susan; Searle, Glen
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic and Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This paper reviews the regional policies of the Commonwealth Government's 1994 Working Nation White Paper and assesses its subsequent impact on this policy area. It outlines the recessionary macroeconomic context which allowed the emergence of Working Nation, and considers the innovation and feasibility of those policies. The paper then examines ....

Regional profiles and the analysis of regional characteristics

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Conroy, C; Nowosilskyj, M; Colton, G
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol.1, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Utilising both Australian Bureau of Statistics and non-ABS data, this article presents the Western Australian regional profile covering the Midlands Statistical Division in order to provide an example of the range of data presented in regional profiles and how these data can be utilised in putting together a base picture of a regio ....

Regional Unemployment Disparities: An Evaluation of Policy Measures

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: N. Groenewold and A. J. Hagger

This paper analyses the efficacy of regional and federal government policies in reducing inter-regional unemployment disparities. We use as our framework a two-region general equilibrium model with a given freely-mobile supply of labour. We assume interregional migration to occur in response to inter-regional utility differentials. Each region ha ....

Regional unemployment disparities: can fiscal policy help?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Groenewold, Nicolaas; Hagger, A. J.
  • Editors: Kalb, Guyonne
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Labour Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.7, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Regional unemployment disparities are widely observed, appear to persist through time and are often a reason for concern on the part of both regional and national governments. This paper constructs a small two-region general-equilibrium model and uses it to assess the effectiveness of traditional fiscal policy in combating regional ....

Regional unemployment in Queensland: dimensions and policy issues

  • Author: McGuire, Paul
  • Journal Name: Australian Bulletin of Labour
  • Journal Number: Vol.27, No.4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The problems of regional decline and regional unemployment have taken on a particular importance in Queensland in recent years. However, it is clear that the two issues are separate and require different policy solutions. While many regional communities have experienced declining population and employment, they have generally maintained low ....

Rehabilitation Counsellor Preferences for Rural Work Settings: Results and Implications of an Australian Study

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Gittoes, Elise; Mpofu, Elias; Matthews, Lynda R
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

This study sought to identify influences on rehabilitation counsellors' preference to work in rural areas, including their recruitment to, and retention in, rural work settings. Participants were 38 practicing rehabilitation counsellors (31% males) recruited through the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors and the Rehab ....

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