Person

Peter Martin

Report

Demand for farm workers: ABARES farm survey results 2018

This survey report provides an-depth profile of labour demand, recruitment difficulties and future challenges facing farmers. The surveys covered broadacre, dairy and vegetable industries across all states, together with irrigated cotton and fruit and nut farms in the southern Murray Darling Basin.
Journal article

Agriculture, drought hitting the rural sector hard

The net value of farm production is forecast to fall by 63 per cent to $3.7 billion in 2002-03, reflecting a sharp fall in winter crop production and lower prices for most livestock products. Winter crop production in 2002-03 is forecast to decline to 22.2...
Commentary

Why a population of, say, 15 million makes sense for Australia

Australia's GPI, a broad measure of national wellbeing, has stalled since 1974. So what has been the point of huge population and GDP growth since then if we and our environment are no better off?