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Labour Force Mobility in the Australian Resources Industry

Socio-Economic and Regional Impacts

Editors: Haslam McKenzie, Fiona M. (Ed.)

  • Assists communities and regional development specialists to understand the ambiguities of growth and garner enduring benefits from resource development
  • Offers solutions and alternatives for building resilient and enduring regional and remote communities
  • Serves as a reference providing applied socio-economic principles enriched by lived experiences
  • Appeals to various stakeholders with the capacity to influence the socio-economic conditions of communities and regions
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This book addresses the socio-economic impacts of rapid economic development due to a global mining boom. It reviews the efforts taken by communities, governments and companies in Australia to deliver enduring benefits while minimising the negative consequences of rapid growth. In particular, the effects and tensions of new workforce arrangements, worker mobility and condensed mine life cycles on communities and economies are explored. Split into two parts, the first part of the book details various issues related to the socio-economic impacts of Labour Force Mobility and Rapid Economic Growth, while the second part focuses on measuring the socio-economic impacts of Rapid Economic Growth. Chapter contributors have technical and scientific backgrounds which have been informed by social perspectives. They understand the technical and economic spheres of the resources industries and recognize the gaps in the public policy which hinder regional economic development during a period of extraordinary growth and opportunity. The book is a useful resource for practitioners in the public policy, resources, community planning and economic development sectors as well as students in business, regional planning and human resources.

About the authors

Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie was educated in Western Australia and the United States and has a varied academic background including a PhD in political geography, researching the socio-economic impacts of the restructuring of the Australian agricultural industry. Fiona has extensive experience in population and socio-economic change, housing, regional economic development and analysis of remote, regional and urban socio-economic indicators. She has published widely and undertaken work for the corporate and small business sectors both nationally and in Western Australia as well conducting work for all three tiers of government.

Fiona has served on several government and private sector boards. She was appointed by the Federal Minister for Regional Development, Local Government, Sports and the Arts to the Regional Development Australia Fund in 2011. She was the State Director of the Housing and Urban Research Institute of Western Australia 2005-2010 and advised the State government on restructuring the local government sector. She has undertaken numerous projects for the private and public sector and has been awarded Australian Research Council, Rural Industries and Research and Development Corporation and Commonwealth of Australia Knowledge research grants.

She led the CSIRO Minerals Down Under Regions in Transition Project until 2012. This research program investigated communities in four regions across two Australian states which have traditionally been dominated by agricultural, broadacre businesses but which have experienced land use and labour force change with increased mining activity. In 2010, she was appointed the Chief Investigator, leading the Regional Economies – Enduring Community Value from Mining division of the Remote Economic Participation Co-operative Research Centre and since 2015 she has been the co-director of the Centre for Regional Development at the University of Western Australia. Fiona has conducted research in regional and remote communities assessing the barriers and opportunities for long term benefits derived from the resource industries.

Fiona is currently investigating the socio-economic impact of different workforce arrangements for the mining industry, including long distance commuting, residential and automated mine sites. She is also supervising and actively engaged in research projects, across rural, regional and remote areas of Australia tracking and mapping mining company regional engagement strategies and assessing the impact of mining on small business, local communities and economies, and the potential for enduring community value from mining.

Fiona has a professorial appointment at the University of Western Australia with teaching and research responsibilities.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Long-Distance Commuting in Australia

    Haslam McKenzie, Fiona M.

    Pages 1-10

  • The Socio-economic Impacts of Long-Distance Commuting on People and Communities

    Haslam McKenzie, Fiona M.

    Pages 11-28

  • Analysing the Spatial Distribution of Changing Labour Force Dynamics in the Pilbara

    Rampellini, Kate (et al.)

    Pages 29-58

  • Reshaping Rural Communities ‘at a Distance’: The Resource Boom, FIFO and Non-mining Towns

    Chapman, Rachel (et al.)

    Pages 59-80

  • Economic Impact Analysis in a Resource Industry Boom

    Maybee, Bryan M. (et al.)

    Pages 81-102

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2018-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2016-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Labour Force Mobility in the Australian Resources Industry
Book Subtitle
Socio-Economic and Regional Impacts
Editors
  • Fiona M. Haslam McKenzie
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2018-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2018-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2016-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 194
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations
Topics