Jacki Schirmer


Socio-economic impacts of plantation forestry in the Great Southern Region of WA, 1991 to 2004

A rapid expansion of plantations occurred over 1991 to 2001 in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. From an estate of only 6,150 hectares in 1991, the total area of plantations expanded to just under 127,500 hectares by the start of 2001. Most plantations...

Socio-economic impacts of plantation forestry in the South West Slopes of NSW, 1991 to 2004

A large area of softwood plantation has been established in the South West Slopes (SWS) of New South Wales since the 1920s and plantation timber has been processed on a large scale in the region since the 1950s. There has been ongoing expansion in the...
Discussion paper

Social indicators for Australia's forest and wood products industries

In recent years there has been increasing interest in monitoring social dimensions of primary industries in Australia, however there has been no regular reporting of social data in the forestry sector.

Social assessment handbook: a guide to methods and approaches for assessing the social sustainability of fisheries in Australia

Fishing is an important economic and social activity for many Australians. Both commercial and recreational fishing provide employment and income, particularly in coastal areas of the country, as well as a range of other lifestyle and health benefits for the Australian community. The fishing sector...

Regional Wellbeing Survey 2013

The wellbeing of people living in rural and regional areas of Australia is influenced by numerous factors, many of which are different to those experienced by people living in cities. Things like drought, floods, changing environmental health, new industries, changing land uses and migration of...