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Debra King

Journal article

Understanding Regional Skill Shortages: A Review of Recent Australian Government Policy

In recent years, the issue of regional skills shortages has received growing attention among policy makers in Australia. This attention has come from a variety of agencies, such as those dealing with: regional development, industry and employment, training and education. There is also interest from...
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Developing job quality benchmarks in Australian aged care services

This report uses detailed analysis of the National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey, 2012, to identify benchmarks of job quality for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) and Community Care Workers (CCWs).
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Developing job quality benchmarks: work related injuries and illnesses

This report uses detailed analysis of the National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey, 2012, to identify the incidence and causes of work-related injuries/illnesses for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) and Community Care Workers (CCWs). The analysis is used to provide Work Health and Safety benchmarks...
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The aged care workforce 2012: final report

This research report contributes to the body of knowledge about the aged care workforce in Australia.
Journal article

Distance, concealment and politics of sight

A new book reviewed by Debra King in the Australian Review of Public Affairs makes a confronting comparison between industrial slaughterhouses and other ‘zones of confinement’. In these zones—such as nursing homes, work that deals with death, decay and bodily fluids is physically hidden and...
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