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Issues Paper – Population policy: Labour pains

A paper by the National Farmers’ Federation on skilled labour in rural Australia. The paper discusses; regional Australia and aggriculture and their economic drivers, food security, existing labour shortages, and recommendations to the Australian Federal Government. www.nff.org.au/get/931.pdf

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Migration

A release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Migration. The release discusses net overseas migration (NOM) from 2009 to 2010 and shows a worrying trend as Australia reaches full employment. http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/CAC6E05106F66A13CA2578B000119F19/$File/34120_2009-10.pdf

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Queensland the low tax state: the birth and death of an idea, and how to bring it back to life

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak Queensland the low tax state: the birth and death of an idea, and how to bring it back to life Download document

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Resourcing the future: National resources sector employment taskforce

A paper by the Australian Federal Government on skilled labour in the mining sector. The paper discusses; demand for labour and skills, increasing the supply of labour, education and training to supply the right skills, and the next steps that need to be taken. http://www.deewr.gov.au/Skills/Programs/National/nrset/Documents/NRSETReport.pdf

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Skills shortages summary

A paper by the Australian Federal Government on the skills shortage issue. The paper gives a statistical overview summarising the skills shortage issues in Australia. http://www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/LMI/SkillShortages/Documents/SKILL_SHORTAGES_SUMMARY_FINAL.pdf

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Special Economic Zone Shenzhen

A paper by the Asian Development Bank on Special Economic Zones (SEZ) The paper uses Shenzhen as a case study for the development and success of Special Economic Zones. http://www.adb.org/Documents/Reports/PRM-Policy-Notes/Special-Economic-Zone-Shenzhen.pdf

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Special Economic Zones

A paper by the World Bank Group on Special Economic Zones (SEZ) The paper discusses; zone definition and development trends, zone growth and key characteristics, economic performance and impacts, lessons learned and implications for zone development. http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/fias.nsf/AttachmentsByTitle/SEZpaperdiscussion/$FILE/SEZs+report_April2008.pdf

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Supporting resource sector growth: Industry proposals for streamlining Queensland’s approval process

A paper by the Industy working group and Queensland resources council on green and red tape in Queensland. The paper discusses; key recommendations, certainty of pace, certainty of scope, and regulatory continuity. http://www.dme.qld.gov.au/zone_files/mines_pdf/report_industry_response.pdf

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