Indigenous australians want the economic benefits of more efficient mining, but they have become increasingly wary of the negative effects of the mining industry.
A new stud양산출장마사지y published by the Bureau of Resource Economics and Statistics shows they are prepared to risk the economic future of their traditional country and face a sharp drop in income if the government does nothing to help them.
More than one-third of the study’s sample said they were worried about their jobs, the cost of providing for their families and their own future. But many were keenly aware of the economic impact of the recent gold-rush boom.
“I’m still not a gold miner in the traditional sense,” said Mark MacGregor, who runs an Indigenous community group at a gold-mining site in southern Western Australia, near the border with New South Wales.
“I don’t know any more, it just has always been like that. We are really in a state of shock about it, and the government is not helping to solve it.”
The findings are similar to the findings released thi룰렛s week by academics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian National University.
The two reports found that, while most people expected mining companies to find better returns from their mines, fewer than 25 per cent did, and 40 per cent believed these economic benefits would reduce their lifestyles.
Although there is still optimism in some quarters that, over the long-term, increased mining in the region would be worth it, more than 70 per cent of those polled say they have no interest in becoming involved, or have stopped living in their communities.
Most say they expect mining companies to have greater economic returns if the industry is regulated, and are prepared to put their kids and grandchildren in the community.
The most likely reason given for not participating, said the research, was fear of job loss.
The research also found that about one-third of respondents indicated they would pay $10 a year more if their tax bill would be reduced.
“These are the first real data points that provide economic evidence to the people of indigenous Australia about their ec바카라 게임onomic status. It provides insight into a very complex debate that will not end for a while,” said one of the authors of the research, Professor John Cusack.
“It helps us to understand what these indigenous peoples want and have experienced and we hope they will embrace the findings and take steps that will address these fears and give them something to build on.”