Australian Bulletin of Labour

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

This article examines skill and labour shortages within rural agricultural industries in Western Australia. It draws on primary and secondary data, including 600 survey respondents in the sector. It is determined that there may be a shortage of farm workers during the busy seasons, while...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

The potential of the Australian minerals industry to generate considerable national revenue can be jeopardised in periods of economic growth by fostering a shortage of relevant educated and skilled personnel. Legal reforms of the 1990s, public pressure, and benefits by employing local Aboriginal people has...

Journal article

1 Jan 2013

This article shows that in 2011-2012 the Australian resources sector was challenged by sharp demands for experienced skilled workers. These shortages reflected the limited pool of specialised Australian skilled labour willing to relocate to Western Australia, the falling numbers of workers taking up apprenticeships and...

Journal article

1 Jan 2009

Taking factors into account, such as cultural, linked to attitudes associated with social, racial and ethnic values and lifestyles, the regions where participation is well above or well below average are identified. An effort is made to identify the industries and communities in regions which...

Journal article

1 Jan 2002

During the latter part of 2002 large areas of Australia have been affected by severe drought. In this paper, we examine the prospects for the Australian economy between 2001-02 and 2004-05, with particular emphasis on the implications of the drought for regions. Forecasts that take...

Journal article

1 Jan 2001

The problems of regional decline and regional unemployment have taken on a particular importance in Queensland in recent years. However, it is clear that the two issues are separate and require different policy solutions. While many regional communities have experienced declining population and employment, they...