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Background: Dehydration is a health risk for miners in tropical regions of Australia. However, it is not known whether dehydration poses a health risk to miners working in temperate regions of Australia.
Methods: A cross-sectional study of 88 miners from two underground mines...
The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) is a scheme where working age Indigenous people forgo their welfare payments to take up employment in their local Aboriginal community organisation. This case study discusses a corporate or regional CEDP scheme called Worn Gundidj, located in Warrnambool, Victoria....
The project brief for CSRM was to:
1. map current activity relating to Indigenous employment and business development in the resources and government sectors in Queensland and other Australian jurisdictions
2. highlight examples of good practice in these areas
3. assist QRC...
This plan aims to build, attract and retain a skilled workforce to meet the economic needs of the Goldfields-Esperance region. It contains a range of priority actions which were identifi ed by local stakeholders to address local workforce development challenges.
This report provides a brief overview of Indigenous Mentoring Programs across Australia, highlighting key learnings which can provide a good foundation for a mentor training program and mentoring programs to encourage employment recruitment and retention amongst Indigenous people in the minerals extraction industry. Twelve programs...
The objective of the audit was to determine the extent to which ATSIC's grant management practices meet identified better practice standards. This audit concentrated on Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) grants and regional council discretionary funding, representing approximately 84% of regional council grant funding.
Over recent years, regional Western Australia has faced increased challenges associated with ensuring the availability of a skilled and flexible workforce. It has become increasingly difficult to secure the labour required that would enable regions to meet their full economic and social potential due to...
This report examines the education and employment rates of young Indigenous people in Australia. Using Census data from 1996, 2001 and 2006, it examines trends in participation, and compares Indigenous, non-Indigenous, gender, and regional differences, for young people aged 15 to 29. Topics include: full-time...
It is probably true that Australians, more so than others, are a people sceptical of symbolic gestures. And yet in spite of this, one cannot help but feel some measure of surprise, if not alarm, at the failure of last year's centenary of Federation to...
The Generating Jobs in Regional Tasmania project investigated how small businesses, training providers (including schools) and other organisations can best work together to improve the match between the skills available in small rural communities and the needs of employers, particularly small businesses. The two rural...