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Fly-in/Fly-out and Fly-over: Mining and regional development in Western Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: KEITH STOREY
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: 32.2
  • Publisher: Carfax Publishing
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Adoption of fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) or commute work systems in the Western Australian mining industry has increased rapidly over the last decade, with metropolitan Perth becoming the main source of labour and the base for major mining supply and service companies in the state. This situation has led to increasing concern on the part of many regiona ....

[In]Sight: Economic diversification and the competitiveness of regional Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

[In]Sight is an online index and interactive map tracking the competitiveness of Australia’s 560 Local Government Areas (LGA) and 55 Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions, unlocking thousands of insights into regional Australia.     [In]Sight’s economic diversification indicator (within the Business Sophistic ....

A Matter Of Choice: CAPTURING THE FIFO OPPORTUNITY IN PILBARA COMMUNITIES

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

FIFO employment is much talked about, but is not well understood. In remote areas of Australia today, and Western Australia particularly, it provides a significant and growing proportion of the workforce needed by the resources sector, and is anticipated to double within the next 3-5 years. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

A regional analysis of Indigenous participation in the Western Australian labour market

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: N. Biddle; J. Taylor
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549449
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Western Australia sits poised to reap huge benefits from a super-cycle of resource exploitation; labour demand is at an all-time high and challenges in securing an adequate labour supply are already evident; it is ironic then, that the very people whose land base is exploited to generate much of this wealth, who are often located i ....

Aboriginal population profiles for development planning in the northern east Kimberley

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Taylor, John
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731551087
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Northern East Kimberley region of Western Australia is facing a development crossroads with the need to make a decision on either the extension or closure of Argyle Diamond Mine. This region also has a major economic development problem in that half of its adult population is almost entirely Aboriginal, is highly dependent on w ....

Aboriginal water values and resource development pressures in the Pilbara region of north-west Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Barber, Marcus; Jackson, Sue
  • Journal Name: Australian Aboriginal Studies
  • Journal Number: 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Pilbara is a remote arid region with a significant Aboriginal population, rich mineral resources and rapid rates of mineral resource development. Pilbara Aboriginal people claim deep ongoing connections to the land and water-scapes of the area and value water sources and features for a range of socio-cultural, economic and envi ....

ABS Mining Statistics

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

Includes employment by industry, exploration, imports and exports, mineral resources, mineral commodities, mineral prices, production etc. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/ViewContent?readform&view=ProductsbyTopic&Action=Expand&Num=3.12 ....

Achieving to some outranking relationships between post mining land uses through mined land suitability analysis

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Soltanmohammadi, H; Osanloo, M; Rezaei, B; Bazzazi, A Aghajani
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology : (IJEST)
  • Journal Number: Vol.5, No.4
  • Publisher: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Published Location: Tehran, Iran

Adoption of most suitable post mining land use is a problem with multi-dimensional nature. There are so many factors in this problem which seriously influence on the decision judgments. Therefore, in this study a fifty-attribute framework for mined land suitability analysis including fifty numbers of economical, social, technical and mi ....

An expanded role for the mining sector in Australian society?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Thomas G Measham, Fiona Haslam McKenzie, Kieren Moffat, Daniel M Franks
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

Questions over the role of mining in the Australian economy and society have gained increasing public scrutiny in recent years. In this paper we consider whether the role of mining in Australian society has changed with the recent mining boom. The paper draws attention to four key areas. The first is the economics of mining, where a rise in commo ....

An exploration of labour mobility in mining and construction: who moves and why

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Georgina Atkinson and Jo Hargreaves
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Labour mobility is a complex concept because people change jobs for a variety of reasons, in different ways and with different outcomes for their lives and careers. This study explores what motivates people to change jobs and examines the influence of their employer, occupation or industry, and investigates their geographic mobility on either a p ....

Analysis of the Changing Resident Demographic Profile of Australia's Mining Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: KPMG for the Minerals Council of Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

The Australian mining and resources sector has experienced unprecedented growth over the last decade. While the sector has seen a recent slowdown in growth, the long-term demand for Australian mineral resources will continue.There are mining projects in every state of Australia and a variety of minerals and resources are extracted from sites acro ....

Application of resiliency theory and adaptive cycles as a framework for evaluating change in amenity-transition communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Hoffmann, Scott L.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Utah State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Utah
  • ISBN: 9780549797005
  • Country: United States

In recent decades, many rural, natural resource-dependent communities have experienced ubiquitous and oftentimes substantial economic decline due to downturns in their commodity-oriented industries. In spite of this, communities with access to varying forms of natural capital have experienced an upsurge in activities such as recreation, ....

Assessing the Cumulative Impacts of Mining on Regional Communities: An Exploratory Study of Coal Mining in the Muswellbrook Area of NSW

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: David Brereton, Chris Moran, Gillian McIlwain, James McIntosh, Kailee Parkinson
  • Publisher: ACARP
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This project, which is an example of cross-company collaboration, focuses on the challenges involved in dealing with cumulative, or multi-mine, impacts at the local level. The project builds on an earlier Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)-funded project conducted in 2004, undertaken by the Centre for Social Respo ....

Assessing the social impacts of the resources boom on rural communities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Carrington, Kerry; Pereira, Margaret
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Until the 1970s mining leases were issued by state governments subject to conditions that companies build or substantially finance local community infrastructure, including housing, streets, transport, schools, hospitals and recreation facilities [Houghton (1993). Long-distance commuting: A new approach to mining in Australia. The ....

Back to the land: with the end of the mining boom, farming and food production offer renewed opportunities for economic development in regional Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Kirkpatrick, David
  • Journal Name: About the House
  • Journal Number: 37
  • Country: Australia

This article examines the impact of job losses from the mining industry, as a result of the end of the mining boom. In particular this article examines the migration of workers away from mining areas to regional centres and cities. This paper presents agriculture as the backbone of the Australian rural economy and highlights the opportunities&nbs ....

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