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Examining key factors when attracting and retaining skilled and professional migrants to regional areas: The case of the Australian central queensland region

Ferrer, Mario, Medhekar, Anita, Arroyo, Luis, Muchiri, Michael and Santa, Ricardo (2010). Examining key factors when attracting and retaining skilled and professional migrants to regional areas: The case of the Australian central queensland region. In: Intellectbase International Consortium : Intellectual Perspectives & Multi-Sisciplinary Foundations, Sydney, N.S.W., 8-9 March 2010.

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IRMA ID 81704288xPUB89
Author Ferrer, Mario
Medhekar, Anita
Arroyo, Luis
Muchiri, Michael
Santa, Ricardo
Title Examining key factors when attracting and retaining skilled and professional migrants to regional areas: The case of the Australian central queensland region
Conference Name Intellectbase International Consortium : Intellectual Perspectives & Multi-Sisciplinary Foundations
Conference Location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference Dates 8-9 March 2010
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of Intellectbase International Consortium
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher IntellectBase International Consortium (IIC)
Publication Year 2010
Volume Number 9
ISSN 2150-6906   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 81
End Page 91
Total Pages 10
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract Attracting and retaining skilled and professional staff is a global issue requiring urgent attention (Haslam McKenzie 2008).
Consequently, the attraction and retention of professionals to regional and remote areas has received considerable attention from the Australian, State and Territory governments (DOTARS 2006; LGAQ 2008; Miles, Marshall, Rolfe & Noonan 2004; SCORD 2004; Wulff & Dharmalingam 2008). Several studies further recognise that a combination of evolving global
and national trends have increased skilled labour shortages (Holland, Sheehan & De Cieri 2007), net migration from regional and remote areas to metropolitan areas (Miles, Marshall, Rolfe & Noonan 2004) and the inability for regional areas to retain skilled and professional migrants (Hugo 2004; JSCM 2001; Wulff & Dharmalingam 2008). In the case of attracting and retaining skilled and professional migrants in regional areas, some studies now concede the importance of examining family and individual wellbeing factors for migrants (Haslam McKenzie 2008; Wulff & Dharmalingam 2008). Our study extends several recent studies (LGAQ 2008; Miles, Marshall, Rolfe & Noonan 2004; Wulff & Dharmalingam 2008) and will further examine some implications of skilled migration for Queensland‟s rural and regional areas, the community relations environment in rural and regional Queensland and the wellbeing of newly arrived skilled migrants and their families. Unique to our study is the specific focus on the wellbeing factors of skilled immigrants and their families. The multi-staged research will focus on exploring and examining the existing migrant settlement programs that enhance community health, happiness and wellbeing in the Australian Central Queensland region.
Keyword Skills shortage
Skills attraction
Skills retention
Public private partnership
Skilled migrants settlement
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