Using database and mapping techniques, this article examines the potential for local and other Indigenous people to work at new mine projects throughout Australia. The account weighs up the possible (micro-level) advantages ofspatial proximity of communities to sites as compared with structural (macro-level) disadvantages which still characterise the job-readiness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly in remote areas. For the present, it is found that the latter are likely to prevail and proximity alone remains aninsufficient condition for Indigenous employment uptake.
|Number of pages||35|
|Journal||Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2014|