Workforce in regional Queensland: Challenges and opportunities post-COVID: a Rapid Appraisal

Lyons, Ben ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5884-1572 and Babacan, Hurriyet and Renando, Chad and McVeigh, John and Rolfe, John (2021) Workforce in regional Queensland: Challenges and opportunities post-COVID: a Rapid Appraisal. Government Report. University of Southern Queensland, Rural Economies Centre of Excellence , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]


Abstract

The Rural Economies Centre of Excellence (RECoE) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Queensland, are seeking an evidence base regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on rural and regional labour markets in Queensland industries, particularly agricultural industries. Due to COVID-19, there have been restrictions at the interstate and international travel, and the subsequent impacts of these and other adaptations such as the Australian Agriculture Workers Code (adopted by NSW, ACT, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory); Queensland’s own COVID-19 freight movement and logistics policies for agribusiness, food manufacturing and commercial fishing workers, need to be understood. The anecdotal evidence suggests that border controls for biosecurity measures have had economic, workforce and also social, financial and mental wellbeing impacts on rural industries and especially rural and regional communities.DAF have asked RECoE to provide a workforce analysis and make recommendations by 30 January 2021. Within limited time frames required a Rapid Appraisal Approach1 has been undertaken. This report provides a brief analysis of the findings of the Rapid Appraisal across rural/regional Queensland.


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Item Type: Report (Government Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Rural Economies Centre of Excellence (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 02:28
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2021 01:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; impact; rural and regional labour markets; agriculture; Queensland
Fields of Research (2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380118 Urban and regional economics
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380111 Labour economics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910404 Productivity (excl. Public Sector)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150304 Productivity (excl. public sector)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41504

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