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This study contributes to understanding of why people move. Commissioner Alison McClelland said: "For individuals, life events and family circumstances appear to be the most important factors in decisions whether to relocate for work. Factors related to housing, employment, local infrastructure and a person's level...
This paper briefly outlines demographic trends in Australia, addressing issues of: rural employment; changes in agriculture; economic reform and access to global markets; the cost of sustainable economic growth; restrictions on trade; and the challenge for rural health services.
The Victorian Government's population policy outlines the government's visions for 'growing' Victoria's population in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. The policy focuses on six key strategies. These are addressing low fertility rates by reducing obstacles to raising a family and providing more support...
This paper presents results from the application of a portfolio selection model to Queensland data. The model presented here comprises two-regions, being Brisbane-Moreton and the Rest of Queensland. The reason for this choice of regional disaggregation rests on the recent policy discussion in Queensland, where...
Examines the relationship between core constructs of social capital and economic development within and across 47 selected countries.
What effects do certification schemes for sustainable agricultural production have on household and individual well-being in low- and middle-income countries? This systematic review suggests the results are mixed, but identify contextual factors that may influence positive outcomes.
The key concern of Richard Mitchell and Anthony O'Donnell in this paper is how statutory labour law in Britain and Australia is being reconstructed in the light of the 'partnership' idea.
"This necessarily entails some examination of contrasting notions of partnership: which understanding of...
What kinds of industries are located in Victoria and where do skilled Victorians live and work? How have changes in the Victorian economy affected the distribution of businesses and people?
Produced by the Department, the Industry Atlas of Victoria answers these and many other...
Stawell is a town of 5,737 people located in western Victoria. The local underground gold mine has operated for thirty years employing approximately 350 people at its peak in the last decade. In 2012, the mine's closure was announced because of reduced profitability caused by...
This report is concerned with analysing and understanding the fundamental trends driving labour market outcomes in Western Australia. The motivation for this report is borne out of the difficulties expressed by many employers over the past several years in securing skilled labour and the threat...