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Income Growth and Employment in the Pilbara: an evolutionary analysis, 1980–2010

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Paul Plummer and Matthew Tonts
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: Vol. 44 Issue 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara, WA

There is a growing interest in the application of evolutionary concepts and methodologies in understanding the dynamics of capitalist space economies. This paper contributes to these debates through an analysis of income growth and employment in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. While much of the work on 'evolutionary economic ge ....

Indigenous communities, conservation and the resource boom

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Nick McClean, Dawn Wells
  • Journal Name: Chain Reaction
  • Journal Number: Issue 117
  • Publisher: Friends of the Earth Australia
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 0312-1372
  • Country: Australia

In the recent Boyer Lectures, Prof. Marcia Langton argued that mining is providing Indigenous communities with an opportunity to move out of the economic margins and grow into a new middle class of wealth and opportunity. But is mining the only way forward for Indigenous communities seeking to develop economically sustainable futures? And are sup ....

Indigenous Employment and Business Development in the Queensland Resources Sector

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Vidler, Pat
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The project brief for CSRM was to: 1. map current activity relating to Indigenous employment and business development in the resources and government sectors in Queensland and other Australian jurisdictions 2. highlight examples of good practice in these areas 3. assist QRC in developing a strategic position on Indigenous employ ....

Indigenous Employment in the Australian Minerals Industry

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Tiplady, Tony; Barclay, Mary Anne
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia

This report presents the findings of the Minerals Industry Indigenous Employment Research Project, a collaborative research project between The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at the University of Queensland, Rio Tinto and other companies that have been active in the field of Indigenous employment. Key objectives ....

Indigenous Jurisdiction in Ontario: Land and Resource Development in Ardoch Algonquin First Nation Territory

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: McCarney, P.C.M.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Trent University (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494682357
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Ontario

This thesis investigates resource development involving Aboriginal communities, with a focus on Ontario, and the factors that generate conflict. It explores the frameworks governing mining and the environmental effects of these activities, with a specific focus on the relationships between these activities and Indigenous jurisdiction; t ....

Indigenous workforce participation at a mining operation in Northern Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Pearson, Cecil A L and Daff, Sandra.
  • Journal Name: Australian Bulletin of Labour
  • Journal Number: 39.1
  • Publisher: National Institute of Labour Statistics
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 03116336
  • Country: Australia

The potential of the Australian minerals industry to generate considerable national revenue can be jeopardised in periods of economic growth by fostering a shortage of relevant educated and skilled personnel. Legal reforms of the 1990s, public pressure, and benefits by employing local Aboriginal people has driven the installation of work-integrat ....

Inquiry into the use of ‘fly-in, fly-out’ (FIFO) workforce practices in regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: House of Representatives
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

On Wednesday 13 February 2013, the House Standing Committee on Regional Australia tabled its report on the inquiry into the use of ‘fly-in, fly-out’ (FIFO) workforce practices in regional Australia entitled 'Cancer of the bush or salvation for our cities? Fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out workforce practices in Regional Australia'. Re ....

Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: OECD

This document provides preliminary quantitative estimates of direct budgetary support and tax expenditures supporting the production or consumption of fossil fuels in selected OECD member countries. This information has been compiled as part of the OECD‟s programme of work to develop a better understanding of environmentally harm ....

Land, life and labour in the sacrifice zone: The socio-economic dynamics of open-cut coal mining in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales

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

This article provides a case study analysis of the social, economic and ecological impacts of open-cut coal mining in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales (NSW) from the beginning of the resources boom in the early 1990s to the present.   The article draws on secondary and grey literature relevant to open-cut coal mining in the Upper ....

Leading Practice Strategies for Addressing the Social Impacts of Resource Developments

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Franks, D; Fidler, C; Brereton, D; Vanclay, F; P, Clark.
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • ISBN: 9780980431339
  • Country: Australia, South Africa, Canada
  • State/Region: Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales

As part of the implementation of the Sustainable Resource Communities (SRC) policy, the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), in association with the Queensland Resources Council and the Local Government Association of Queensland, commissioned the Centre for Social Responsibility in  ....

Lessons from the Social and Economic Impacts of the Mining Boom in the Bowen Basin 2004-2006

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Rolfe, John; Miles, Bob; Lockie, Stewart; Ivanova, Galina
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The coal industry boom in Central Queensland's Bowen Basin has generated a number of positive economic and social impacts including increased employment, income and expenditure levels. The spike in international demand for coal since 2003 has resulted in an overlapping occurrence of an unprecedented number of new mine developments, ....

Local government, mining companies and resource development in regional Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Barclay, M.A.; Everingham, J.; Cheshire, L.; Brereton, D.; Pattenden, C.; Lawrence, G.
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia

This report summarises the findings from a two-year research project into the governance challenges posed by large scale resource development in mining-intensive regions of Australia. Unlike the narrower term government, governance applies in situations where authority and responsibility for the tasks of governing – including planning, allocat ....

Mining and Indigenous tourism in Northern Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Brereton, David.
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism
  • Published Location: Gold Coast, Qld
  • ISBN: 9781920704940
  • Country: Australia

The first of its kind undertaken, this study used a case study methodology to investigate the opportunities for using ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ mining project infrastructure to support the development of indigenous tourism operations in northern Australia. Key study objectives were to: •Assess the potential to develop existing natural and indi ....

Mining and Indigenous Tourism in Northern Australia: Summary of Findings

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Brereton, David; Barker, Tanuja; Memmott, Paul; Thomson, Linda; O'Rourke, Tim; Chambers, Catherine; Reser, Joseph; Buultjens, Jeremy
  • Publisher: Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Aboriginal Environments Research Centre
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

This study was funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Rio Tinto. The aim of the study was to investigate the opportunities for mining operations to support the development of Indigenous tourism ventures in remote and regional Australia. Many Indigenous communities have cultural tr ....

Mining and regional Australia: some implications of long distance commuting

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Hogan, Lindsay I.; Berry, Peter
  • Journal Name: Australian Commodities
  • Journal Number: Vol.7, No.4
  • Country: Australia

The main objective in this article is to examine the extent to which long distance commuting has been adopted in nonenergy mining industries across Australia. Some implications of long distance commuting for regional economic growth are discussed.  Report Location ....

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