Robyn Mayes


Digital platform work in Australia: preliminary findings from a national survey

The objectives of this research were to explore the prevalence and characteristics of digital platform work in Australia, gain insight into the characteristics and experiences of those participating in digital platform work, and understand the extent to which they combine digital platform work with other...
Journal article

The mining boom and Western Australia's changing landscape: Towards sustainability or business as usual?

The practices and public reputation of mining have been changing over time. In the past, mining operations frequently stood accused of being socially and environmentally disruptive, whereas mining today invests heavily in 'socially responsible' and 'sustainable' business practices. Changes such as these can be witnessed...

Peel away the mask II

Published in November 2001, Peel Away the Mask: A Study of the Social Condition of the Peel Region (PATM) provided an overview of socio-economic trends and drivers in the Peel region. The region has grown and changed substantially in the intervening decade.
Working paper

Living the resources boom: towards sustainable rural communities

This working paper touches on some of the predominant benefits, costs and tensions associated with the arrival of Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation as identified through in-depth interviews with over sixty ‘premine’ Shire of Ravensthorpe residents.
Working paper

The Shire of Ravensthorpe: how women experience a rural community in transition

There are numerous mines that are either planned or are under construction throughout Australia in what have, until now, been regions dominated by broadacre agriculture. While these mining ventures bring new jobs, infrastructure, people and opportunities to their host community, it is usually the case...