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Jacki Schirmer

Report

Wellbeing, resilience and liveability in rural and regional Australia: the 2015 Regional Wellbeing Survey

Introduction Internationally, there is growing recognition that measuring societal progress should involve measuring wellbeing: identifying whether people are able to lead meaningful, happy and fulfilled lives is just as, if not more, important than understanding economic growth. Despite this recognition, there remains limited data tracking...
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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...
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.
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Forestry, jobs and spending: forest industry employment and expenditure in Tasmania, 2005-06

Tasmania's forest industries are experiencing ongoing change. Factors such as changing technology, expansion of eucalypt plantations, and changed access to native forests are changing the number and types of jobs created by the industry. There is often debate about the impacts of these changes on...
Guide

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...