Governing Australia's dairy farm workforce: a new terrain for negotiating rural community sustainability

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Author: Santhanam-Martin, Michael; Nettle, Ruth


Amidst heightened policy interest in the future of agriculture, there is an emerging new focus on the topic of the farm workforce in Australia. Will agricultural industries have the people - both farm business owners and employees - that they need? While government and industry are focused on the sustainability of production, farm workforce dynamics also intersect with wider economic and social processes in rural communities, an issue of ongoing concern for rural studies scholars. Here we examine currently emerging policy and action on farm workforce issues from a governance perspective,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Governance; Policy; Employment; Workforce development; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Government role; Rural; Outcomes of education and training; Employees

Geographic subjects: Victoria; Australia; Oceania

Published: Cardiff, Wales: School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University and the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the Lifelong Learning Society, Florida Atlantic University, 2014

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Journal volume: 21

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2014

Pages: pp. 31-50

ISSN: 0798-1759

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 129.685

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