By Martin Brueckner, Angela Durey, Robyn Mayes, Christof Pforr
Globalisation and swift social and environmental switch in contemporary a long time have introduced into sharper concentration not just the advantages but additionally the prices of financial improvement. The as soon as assumed hyperlink among monetary improvement and societal wellbeing and fitness is being more and more puzzled within the face of turning out to be social and environmental difficulties and unfulfilled expectancies bearing on political and advertisement decision-makers. The orthodox improvement dogma is being validated specifically in resource-based economies comparable to Western Australia, the place globalisation pressures and the concomitant upward thrust within the call for for traditional assets spotlight the problems of successfully balancing broader societal pursuits with these of and the nation. This e-book presents a severe evaluation of the socio-political, environmental and cultural kingdom of play in Western Australia, delivering an research of ways resource-based advancements are shaping the kingdom and its people.
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On the Environmental Dimensions of Mining Chapter 11 Lisa Chandler interrogates the effectiveness of regulating the resource industry and provides a sobering reminder that, despite adequate statutory powers that support rigorous scrutiny of environmental performance in the mining sector, an effective framework to identify compliance with conditions or whether conditions deliver the desired outcomes remains elusive. Chandler argues that equitable regulation of the environmental and social impacts of mining rests on how regulatory authority is implemented, highlighting the need for meaningful, measureable sustainability indicators.
Chapter 7 Rod Palmer’s chapter draws on his qualitative research into the fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) workforce in the mining industry to examine motivating factors that attract mineworkers to the industry and keep them there. It presents the social and economic benefits and disadvantages of this type of employment in relation to the resource curse or cure dualism. The chapter highlights the tensions experienced by mineworkers between the pursuit of high incomes to meet aspirational lifestyle and financial goals through FIFO work practices and the emotional costs of isolation and dislocation from family and friends.
Resource Curse or Cure ?: On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia by Martin Brueckner, Angela Durey, Robyn Mayes, Christof Pforr