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David Brereton

Journal article

Workforce retention in rural and remote Australia: determining the factors that influence length of practice

Objectives: To ascertain which factors are most significant in a general practitioner's decision to stay in rural practice and whether these retention factors vary in importance according to the geographical location of the practice and GP characteristics. Design: National questionnaire survey. The method of paired...
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Mining and Indigenous tourism in Northern 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...
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Mining and Indigenous Tourism in Northern Australia: Summary of Findings

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...
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Local government, mining companies and resource development in regional 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...
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Good Practice in Mentoring of Indigenous Employees

This report provides a brief overview of Indigenous Mentoring Programs across Australia, highlighting key learnings which can provide a good foundation for a mentor training program and mentoring programs to encourage employment recruitment and retention amongst Indigenous people in the minerals extraction industry. Twelve programs...