Labour Force Mobility in the Australian Resources Industry

Socio-Economic and Regional Impacts

  • Fiona M. Haslam McKenzie

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About this book


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.


Aboriginal Employment in the Resources Industries Economic Impact of Resource Industry Boom in Australia Impacts of International Long Distance Commuting Implications of International Long Distance Commuting International Labour in the Western Australia Lifecycle Planning for Resource Communities Long Distance Commuting on Source Communities Planning for the Enduring Community Value from Mining Regional Minerals Sector in Western Australia Spatially Orientated Complex Modelling and Scenarios Western Australian Resource Sector Women in the Resources Sector in Australia

Editors and affiliations

  • Fiona M. Haslam McKenzie
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Regional DevelopmentUniversity of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2016-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2018-6
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