David Thompson

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David Thompson is CEO of Jobs Australia Limited, the national peak organisation for more than 200 non-profit providers of employment and related services for unemployed people.  David has a keen interest in social justice and equity issues.

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22 Mar 2017

The Victorian government’s announcement of an early retirement scheme aimed at redeploying some workers (losing their jobs due to the Hazelwood power station closure) to another power generator in the Latrobe Valley has been welcomed in many quarters. It is considered smart politics and policy,...


1 Jan 2012

Business diversification is seen as a method to reduce the dependency on 'commodities' in regional areas. While this is easy to say, it has proved difficult to do.

Government policy in the regional development space appears to be chasing the diversification objective with a...


1 Jan 2012

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Agriculture - Still a Big Deal

The Diversification Conundrum

Are There Any Solutions?

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1 Jan 2011

A greenhouse gas emissions abatement scheme that includes payments for sequestration could encourage the establishment of plantations in agricultural areas, which could in turn, change regional economic output. This study is an examination of the regional economic impacts of establishing woodlots for both timber production...

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