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Migration, labour demand, housing markets and the drought in regional Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Boyd Hunter and Nicholas Biddle
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • ISBN: 1446-9871
  • Country: Australia

This report explore the interactions between local labour demand and short-term and long-term mobility or, more correctly, migration. Given that the definition of drought is contested, sensitivity analysis was conducted using independent regional data. Census data for Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) throughout Australia were used to capture mobili ....

Migratory Patterns and Settlement Experiences of African Australians of Refugee Background in Murray Bridge, South Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Taylor-Neumann, LV Nayano; Balasingam, Mohana Raj
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: 44.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 00049182
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

In the past decade Australian immigration policy has emphasised settlement of refugees/humanitarian entrants in rural and regional locations, in preference to metropolitan areas. The settlement outcomes of a case study of African humanitarian entrants of South Sudanese background in Murray Bridge, a regional centre in South Australia, are examine ....

Modelling the Determinants of Spatial Differentials in Endogenous Regional Employment Growth and Decline across Regional Australia, 1996-2006

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Robert Stimson; Alistair Robson; Tung-Kai Shyy
  • Journal Name: ANZRSAI 32nd Annual Conference / ARCRNSISS National Conference, Adelaide, 30 November-3 December, 2008
  • Country: Australia

A spatially weighted regression approach is used to model the determinants of spatial differentials in endogenous regional employment growth and decline across nonmetropolitan Local Government Areas in Australia over the decade 1996-2006. The differential or regional component derived from a shift-share analysis of employment  ....

Mutual obligation, the CDEP scheme, and development: prospects in remote Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Altman, J
  • Editors: Morphy, F. and Sanders, W
  • Journal Name: The Indigenous welfare economy and the CDEP Scheme
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731551044
  • Country: Australia

First defining the boundaries of remote Australia, noting that about 70 per cent of the 265 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEPs) that existed in 1996, fall within this jurisdiction, this paper provides a brief assessment of the economic impact of the CDEP scheme in this remote region. McClure's and Pearson's prescripti ....

Myth busting rural labour shortages. A market segmentation approach reveals new recruitment opportunities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hemphill, Elizabeth; Kulik, Carol T
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

This study examines two regional meat processing plants (MPPs) whose recruitment strategies have failed to meet staffing needs. Using regional population and workforce survey data, this study applies attribute trade-off analysis to segment the regional labour market and two participating MPP workforces on the basis of individuals' ....

Natural advantage: a blueprint for a sustainable Australia

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Krockenberger M; Kinrade P; Thorman R
  • Publisher: Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Published Location: Fitzroy VIC
  • ISBN: 0858021579
  • Country: Australia

A blueprint for sustainable management in Australia outlines the challenges and opportunities faced, and provides a strategic framework for using the environment to drive the economy. The key initiatives explored include development of a national approach to sustainability reform, a long term commitment to land and water repair, en ....

Northern Australia Statistical Compendium 2009

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
  • Publisher: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • ISBN: 978-1-921260-36-0
  • Country: Australia

The Northern Australia Statistical Compendium was prepared by BITRE with the assistance of the Office of Northern Australia, with the aim of compiling a base of factual information that would contribute to improved understanding of the economic and social developments in this region. The compendium discusses essential characteristics of Northern ....

OECD Extended Regional Typology

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Monica Brezzi, Lewis Dijkstra, Vicente Ruiz
  • Publisher: OECD

The extended typology is used to compare the dynamics of population and labour markets. Remote rural regions show a stronger decline in population and a faster ageing process than rural regions close to a city. The remoteness of rural regions is in fact a significant factor explaining regional outflows of working age population, confirming that t ....

OECD Regional Outlook 2011

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 9789264111707

This publication highlights the central role of regions and regional policies in generating an employment recovery and realising the innovation potential of OECD economies. The contribution of cities and rural areas in addressing climate change and shifting our economies towards green growth is also analysed. In addition to presenting overviews ....

Out-migration: young Victorians and the family farm

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Geldens, Paula
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.15, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Studies of the out migration of young people from rural areas rely heavily on the push and pull factors of the need to move for higher education and jobs. But the broad brush picture these studies provide misses much of the complexity of the young people's decision making. Questionnaire data and interviews with young people living ....

Overseas trained nurses working in regional and rural practice settings: do we understand the issues?

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Wellard, Sally J; Stockhausen, Lynette J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Issues associated with the employment of overseas trained nurses (OTNs) in regional and rural practice settings have received little professional attention in Australia. The global nursing workforce crisis has dominated discussion about the migration of nurses. This review explored the contemporary understandings of the employment ....

Participation, earnings and excess labour supply

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Hagan, Peter; Mangan, John
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Report Location ....

Partnerships in action: addressing the health challenge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Mackean, Tamara; Adams, Mick; Goold, Sally; Bourke, Christopher; Calma, Tom
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.188, No.10
  • Country: Australia

Over the past year, the Indigenous Health Campaign, or Close the Gap, coalition has been working with non Indigenous organisations to reverse the entrenched disparity and poor outcomes in Indigenous health. The campaign has been led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande ....

Pathways from Rural Schools: Does School VET Make a Difference?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Johns, Susan; Kilpatrick, Sue; Loechel, Barton
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Training Research, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 2, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

This paper reports findings from a survey of former students from six Australian rural school clusters. It compares the experiences and outcomes of students who had participated in a school vocational education and training (VET) program with those who had not. School VET courses intended to provide a pathway to local employment ap ....

Pilbara workforce development plan 2013–2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Department of Training and Workforce Development
  • Publisher: Department of Training and Workforce Development, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara, Western Australia

Recognised as the ‘engine room’ of the Australian economy, the Pilbara is undergoing significant growth and development which has generated significant demand for skilled and semi-skilled labour. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

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