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Evaluation of skilled migration to the Riverina

  • Year: 2007
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The purpose of this evaluation was to determine how well regional migration schemes are working in the Riverina region of New South Wales. The evaluation methodology included a survey of skilled migrants and employers in the Riverina, focus groups with skilled migrants and community members, one on one interviews with employers and ....

Evaluation of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Program

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Australian National Audit Office
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642811105
  • Country: Australia

The objective of the evaluation was to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program to Indigenous participants and communities in achieving the outcomes of real jobs and viable business enterprises. Report Location ....

Evaluation of the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program

  • Year: 2009
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0 642 81111 3
  • Country: Australia

The objective of this evaluation was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relation's management of the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program and the appropriateness of the program in assisting Indigenous youth in remote locations to undertake and complete qualifications that will lead to ....

eWork in regional Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Standen, Peter; Sinclair-Jones, Jan
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642587558
  • Country: Australia

New information and communications technologies increasingly allow a wide range of business services to be delivered electronically from distant offices, a practice known as eWork. Noting that the increasing use of eWork in a globalising economy may have significant implications for employment in regional and rural Australia as exi ....

Exploring locality : the impact of context on Indigenous vocational education and training aspirations and outcomes

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Susan Gelade; Tom Stehlik
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (Australia)
  • Published Location: Adelaide, SA
  • ISBN: 1920895558
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Analyses the extent to which urban, regional and remote settings in South Australia impact upon the outcomes of Indigenous learners in the vocational education and training (VET) program; considers factors specific to each setting, the extent to which participants continue with further study, and how participation in the VET progra ....

Factors Influencing Australian Agricultural Workers' Self-efficacy Using Chemicals in the Workplace

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Blackman, Ian R, RN, BEd, GradDip(HlthCouns), M
  • Journal Name: Workplace Health & Safety
  • Journal Number: 60.11
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 21650799
  • Country: Australia

A hypothetical model was formulated to explore which factors can simultaneously influence the self-reported ability of agricultural employees to embrace chemical safety practices. Eight variables were considered in the study, including the employees' gender, age, duration of current employment status, and whether they were employed full-time or p ....

Findings from a review of regional NRM plans

  • Year: 2005
  • Editors: McDonald G, Taylor B, and Robinson C.
  • Journal Name: Findings from a review of regional NRM plans
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Savannas
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This paper reviews the content of non-statutory regional natural resource management (NRM) plans from several Queensland regions in terms of their consideration of the economic viability of natural resource dependant enterprises and industries, the plans consideration of the region's ability of regions to respond positively to exte ....

Fly-in Fly-out and regional impact assessments: A regional development impact assessment framework for fly-in fly-out projects

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: ACIL Tasman
  • Publisher: Regional Development Council
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces have become a major part of Western Australia’s mining industry. The Regional Development Council (the Council) is of the view that the increasing use of FIFO on resource projects in regional WA represents a loss of real and potential benefits to regional communities. Report LocationClick here to view the full ....

Focus on Regions No. 2: Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Kerry Laughton; Leanne Johnson; Judith Winternitz
  • Journal Name: Information Paper
  • Journal Number: 51
  • Publisher: Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE)
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1877081531
  • Country: Australia

This report analyses trends in educational attainment and occupational status in Australia. It investigates the spatial distribution of skills, qualifications, selected professionals and skilled tradespeople across Australia's regions in the period 1991 to 2001. Report Location ....

Forecasting Employment Demand: A Comparison of Employers Perceptions and Historical Data in Regional LGAs

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Vitartas, P. & Ford, L.
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic and Social Policy
  • Journal Number: 12 (2)
  • ISBN:;dn=556243811994075;res=IELBUS

In managing local economies and developing plans for local government areas managers need to have an understanding of employment demand and business' plans for expansion. In this paper the results of a study are presented based on an investigation into small business owners' perceptions of employee demand and compared to previous employment level ....

Free Movement of Workers and Labour Market Adjustment: Recent Experiences from OECD Countries and the European Union

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: OECD
  • Journal Number: No. 60103
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 978-92-64-17718-5

This publication presents recent evidence and analytical work on the impact and future perspectives of demographic trends in the workforce, taking also into account education, skills and geographical mobility. It pays particular attention to the labour mobility patterns generated by the development of free mobility in Europe and similar developme ....

From mimesis to catharsis: rethinking Australian nationhood

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Tim Soutphommasane; Gerald Ng
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

It is probably true that Australians, more so than others, are a people sceptical of symbolic gestures. And yet in spite of this, one cannot help but feel some measure of surprise, if not alarm, at the failure of last year’s centenary of Federation to deliver on its promise of an opportunity for national reflection and redefinition. Now, as muc ....

Generating jobs in regional Tasmania: a social capital approach: final report

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Kilpatrick, S; Loechel, B; Thomas, S; Woinarski, Z
  • Publisher: Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia, University of Tasmania
  • Published Location: Launceston, Tas
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The Generating Jobs in Regional Tasmania project investigated how small businesses, training providers (including schools) and other organisations can best work together to improve the match between the skills available in small rural communities and the needs of employers, particularly small businesses. The two rural communities t ....

Generation X-pendable: young, rural and looking for work: an examination of young people's perceptions of employment opportunities in rural areas

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Alston, Margaret; Kent, Jenny
  • Publisher: Centre for Rural Social Research, Charles Sturt University
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In this study, young people, parents and community representatives in the small towns of Temora, Leeton, Forbes and Eden, New South Wales were interviewed about local employment opportunities for young people. The report explains the methodology and recommendations and discusses the following findings: small town culture; the impor ....

Geographic Labour Mobility: Productivity Commission Research Report

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Country: Australia

This study contributes to understanding of why people move. Commissioner Alison McClelland said: "For individuals, life events and family circumstances appear to be the most important factors in decisions whether to relocate for work. Factors related to housing, employment, local infrastructure and a person's level of education also play a promin ....

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