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Resourcing the future: National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce: Report

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Workplace Relations and National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce
  • Publisher: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Report examines issues surrounding the supply of labour to resource industries, including skills shortages, temporary migration, housing, apprentice training and regional planning. Report Location ....

Responding to Australia's regional skill shortages through regional skilled migration

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Cameron, Roslyn
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic & Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Skill shortages in regional Australia are having a profound effect upon regional sustainability and renewal. The causes and drivers of skill shortages involve a complex interplay between macroeconomic trends and proximal causes. This paper draws together recent policy initiatives and research on skill shortages in the Australian co ....

Retaining Rural Social Workers: An Australian Study

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Lonne, Bob; Cheers, Brian
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Problematic staff turnover of social workers and other human service professionals has plagued rural communities, employers, employees and their families, and led to significant financial and human costs. This paper reports the findings of a two year longitudinal study of 194 Australian rural social workers and the high staff turno ....

Retaining Skilled Migrants in Regional Australia: The Role of Social Connectedness

  • Author: Maryann Wulff, A. Dharmalingam
  • Journal Name: Journal of International Migration and Integration
  • Journal Number: 9.2
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1874-6365
  • Country: Australia

Since the mid-1990s, the Australian immigration programme has undergone a ‘paradigm’ shift to encourage skilled migrants to settle in regional Australia. The success of this programme is dependent on not just attracting increasing numbers of settlers but more importantly on retaining them in the long run in regional Australia. In this paper, ....

Review of national competition policy reforms: Productivity Commission inquiry report

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Australia. Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1740371690
  • Country: Australia

In 1995 the Australian, State and Territory Governments agreed to a program of competition policy reform. There has been substantial progress in the implementation of the National Competition Policy (NCP) over the past eight years, including in the related reform areas of electricity, gas, road transport and water. This report exam ....

Revising the Harris-Todaro Framework to Model Labour Migration from the Canadian Northern Frontier

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Petrov, Andrey N
  • Journal Name: Journal of Population Research
  • Journal Number: Vol. 24, No. 2
  • Country: Canada, Russia, Australia

The Harris-Todaro model of labour migration was developed almost four decades ago, and since has become a classic method of migration analysis in less developed countries. This paper explores the applicability of the Harris-Todaro (HT) framework outside its traditional use, by modelling frontier-metropolis migration in Canada. If a ....

Rural and regional Australia: change, challenge and capacity

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Mission Australia. Research and Social Policy Unit
  • Publisher: Mission Australia
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1875357203
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines non-metropolitan disadvantage in the framework of five key areas: economic capital; institutional capital; social capital; human capital; and natural capital. Through analysis of a range of issues including population, health, education, employment and environment, the report identifies and describes some of the ....

Rural and Remote Health Management: 'The Next Generation Is Not Going to Put Up with This ...'

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Wakerman, J; Davey, C
  • Journal Name: Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management
  • Journal Number: Vol. 3, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Aim: To identify, describe and comment on critical health service management issues, particularly relating to human resource management, in the rural and remote context of Australia. Approach: A case study of a Remote Area Nurse manager. Context: Very remote Australia is characterised by ongoing workforce supply problems, professio ....

Rural Communities and Rural Social Issues: Priorities for Research

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Black, A; Duff, J; Saggers, S; Baines, P; Jennings, A; Bowen, P
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642581606
  • Country: Australia

This report deals with priorities for research into rural communities and rural social issues. The report is based on an extensive literature review, together with information derived from a survey of policy-making agencies and researchers, as well as discussion at a national workshop held in Canberra on 19 May 1999. Issues reviewe ....

Rural Matters: Retaining Rural Hospital Staff

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ball, Patrick; Couch, Gabrielle; McGirr, Joe
  • Journal Name: AJP: The Australian Journal of Pharmacy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 91, No. 10765
  • Country: Australia

Recruitment and retention of pharmacists in rural and remote areas remains problematic. Recent work with colleagues in the Greater Southern Area Health Service (GSAHS) on a new initiative in rural hospitals may offer some solutions. Report Location;dn=706581884696223;res=IELHEA ....

Rural Pharmacy Workforce Challenges: A Qualitative Study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Khalil, Hanan; Leversha, Anne
  • Journal Name: Australian Pharmacist
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Aims: To explore the challenges, including recruitment and retention issues, facing rural community and hospital pharmacists in the Gippsland region of rural Victoria. Results: Family ties, career/business opportunities and flexible working hours were significant issues for both recruitment and retention for all of the participants ....

Rural resilience: youth 'making a life' in regions of high unemployment

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Abbott-Chapman, Joan
  • Journal Name: Youth Studies Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.20, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Examines rural families' social capital and resilience based on the studies of education and training in rural schools in northern Tasmania. Attitude of school leavers and their teachers toward post-compulsory school participation; Influence of parents and family on post-school choices; Overview of a study on Year 10 leavers in rural schools. R ....

Rural Rewards: The Career You Want and the Lifestyle Too

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Casey, Carrie
  • Journal Name: InPsych: The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd
  • Journal Number: Vol. 29, No. 5
  • Country: Australia

The author describes the challenges and benefits of running a psychology practice in rural Australia. The limited anonymity, long distances, and the need to manage multiple relationships are offset by the slow pace of life and the diversity of people and experiences that offer a unique opportunity to develop a range of professional ....

Rural Workers and Environmentally Sustainable Livelihoods in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Helen Masterman-Smith
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 3
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

Many nations claim to be pursuing a ‘green growth' model in response to global economic and climate crises including ambitious green jobs projections. The rural dimension of this issue requires closer attention. This article draws on secondary sources and Australian Bureau of Statistics data to critically analyse green jobs projections based on ....

Scoping Study: Impact of Fly-In Fly-Out/ Drive-In Drive-Out Work Practices on Local Government

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Morris, Robyn
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This research identifies potential gaps in the literature, provides a greater understanding of the impacts of Fly-In Fly-Out/ Drive-In Drive-Out work practices within the local government context, and suggests areas to focus upon for future research. Report Location ....

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