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The Economic Impact of the Mining Boom on Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians

Hunter, Boyd; Gray, Matthew; Howlett, Monica


Many mining operations are on or near Indigenous land, and the strong level of investment during the recent mining boom may have disproportionately affected Indigenous communities. This article examines changes in local Indigenous employment, income and housing costs to identify any localised ‘resource curse’ for Indigenous communities and the Australian population at large. Census data are used to show the mining boom has improved employment and income outcomes, but increased average housing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies
DOI: 10.1002/app5.99
Access Rights: Open Access


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