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Long term Housing Policy in the Bowen Basin
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Impacts of the Coal Mining Expansion on Moranbah and Associated Community
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Summary: This information paper presents and analyses statistical information about the industry structure of employment in Australia's regions. Recent national and regional trends in industry structure are identified, and the relationship between industry structure and regional economic growth is explored.
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Summary: This information paper analyses Australia’s trends in, and spatial distribution of, educational attainment, occupational status and presence of selected professionals and skilled tradespeople. The relationship between skills, qualifications and regional economic growth is also explored.
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BTRE: Government interventions
in pursuit of regional development: Learning from Experience
Working Paper 55, June 2003
Summary: The study offers a review of selected Australian and international
experiences with government sponsored interventions for regional purposes
and provides a useful context and reference tool for the development of Australian
Publication available online @ http://www.btre.gov.au
Summary: This booklet provides an accessible introduction to social, economic
and environmental statistics for Australia’s regions.
Publication available online @ http://www.btre.gov.au/regional.htm#Top
CQU: Economic and Social Impacts of the Coppabella Mine on the Nebo Shire and the Mackay Region - Report
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Executive Summary (188kb)
Report Overview (184kb)
Economic Impacts Assessment (408kb)
Social Impacts Assessment (508kb)
Report in full (22.8mb)
This report involves research undertaken by Griffith University in collaboration with the department of Industrial Relations. It investigates the transformation of working time arrangements in Queensland. The research included seventeen organisations participating as case studies, two of which were mines.
Types of working time change and the rationale for change are explored in the report, in addition to the process of implementation experienced by the organisations. The report focuses on a number of key areas of working time change, including extended working hours arrangements, work intensification and the interplay between work and home life.
The Department of Industrial Relations Queensland posts a variety of written material on its internet site. Electronic documents are posted in the public interest, with some being prepared by and for the Department, and other prepared by independent individuals and organisations.
2003 Pilot Study in Queensland.
A Collaboration between the Local Government
Association of Queensland
(LGAQ) and The 'Boilerhouse' Community Service & Research Centre (CSRC), The University of Queensland (includes Broadsound Shire)
This research was conducted by The University of Queensland’s Social Research Centre on behalf of the Community Engagement Division, Queensland Department of Communities in September 2003. The project involved a random telephone interview of 400 residents from a cross-section of relevant Bowen Basin communities on issues of quality of life and well-being, and factors influencing decisions to relocate to mining, coastal or other centres. The project also set out to examine whether any significant differences could be found in relation to these issues according to demographic factors, size of community, length of residence and access to services.
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