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The primary objective of this research project is to assist the mining industry manage workforce turnover more effectively, especially in fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) operations. The study draws on data from three mines in Western Australia and six in northern Queensland.
Summary A new report by the Australia Institute shows that employment and jobs growth fell in regional Queensland during the mining construction boom.
Despite an unprecedented 400 percent increase in mining investment from 2010 to 2013, by 2015 employment in regional Queensland fell...
This paper disputes claims that the development of coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will create 27,000 jobs.
In recent media statements senior Queensland Government members have claimed that development of coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will create 27,000 jobs....
This report is intended to provide the Queensland public with a view of the coal industry in its wider economic context.
Queensland’s economy is based on service industries. Service industries employ nearly three quarters of the Queensland workforce and make up...
Little is known about demand for Indigenous labour and the relationship of Indigenous workers to their employers.
The number of Indigenous entrepreneurs (self-employed people) has increased by a factor of around three over the past two decades. However, little is known...
Overview: The rise and rise of the mining sector and the fly in fly out worker may be paying the bills for thousands of families, but there is growing understanding of the adverse impacts on relationships.
The impact of FIFO parents on a...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people have the confidence, skills and knowledge to make a valuable contribution — socially, culturally and economically — to the wellbeing of their families and communities and to all Queenslanders.
Purpose Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
While it is easy for proponents to talk up the benefits of individual mines, when they are considered together, the overall impact is not as positive as the Australian public has been led to believe.
On the back of record high commodity prices the...
This report finds that developing northern Australia as an integrated, sustainable region presents a complex challenge that requires strategic focus, national leadership and close collaboration between governments.
In particular the report identifies the potential for sustainable development through:
• Expanding agricultural production...
A report on a survey of employers in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. Prepared for the Queensland Department of Employment and Industrial Relations, NSW Office of Industrial Relations and Industrial Relations Victoria.
From the executive summary: We appear to be living in an era...