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Fiona Haslam McKenzie


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Briefing paper

15 Jul 2016

The focus of this Briefing Paper is economic resilience. Resilience is defined as the ability of local economies to adjust or adapt to external disruptions or ‘shocks’. Generally, Resilience is measured in terms of job creation (employment growth), unemployment rate dynamics, and income per...

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Briefing paper

15 Oct 2015

This briefing paper shows that the two intercensul periods for Port Hedland were very different. In the 2001-2006, Port Hedland experienced contraction in employment, including the mining industry. The impact of the resources boom is particularly evident with strong job creation and employment...

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Briefing paper

15 Oct 2015

This briefing shows that Karratha has been a strong performing economy throughout the 2001- 2006 period. During 2001-2006, Karratha created more jobs, and hence employment, than would have been expected given the specialisation if its industrial base which is highly oriented to the resources...

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Briefing paper

15 Aug 2015

Throughout the 2001-2011 period, the industries in Greater Bunbury employing the most workers were in Accommodation & Food Services, Construction, Education & Training, Health Care & Assistance, Manufacturing, Public Administration & Safety, Professional, scientific, and...

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Briefing paper

15 Aug 2015

This briefing paper shows that since 2001 Geraldton has had a growing and diverse economic base, particularly in the 2006-2011 period. Several industry sectors are specialised activities, giving Geraldton a competitive and comparative advantage. They are large employers thus contributing to the...

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Briefing paper

15 Aug 2015

This briefing paper shows that since 2001 Broome has had a growing, and diverse economic base. The 2006-2011 data in particular suggests that Broome has a number of industry sectors which are growing and are important industries and thus are specialised activities, giving Broome a competitive...

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Research report

06 Nov 2013

Background: The current mining boom has brought considerable wealth throughout Australia, but the benefits are not distributed evenly. The majority of Australian mining activities are in remote locations where demand for labour usually exceeds local supply, requiring a long-distance commuting (...

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Conference paper

02 Dec 2011

This paper reports on research that has been conducted in two resource boom towns, Karratha and Port Hedland, as they plan for city status. It will commence by briefly describing the research followed by contextual information about the two towns. The next section will provide an overview of the...

Research report

10 Mar 2011

This study addresses the question posed in the 2009 AHURI Research Agenda: how do the drivers of supply and demand for housing in regional and rural centres affect the supply of affordable housing?

This is a particularly important area of investigation at the current time, as there is a...

Conference paper

27 Nov 2009

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.

This paper was presented at SOAC 4 held in Perth from 24 to 27 November 2009.

SOAC 4 was hosted by the University of Western...