Master of Engineering (Hons.)
Department of Civil and Mining Engineering
Needham, Robert, Management skills for the successful operations of mining and associated industries, with reference to marketing, investment and industrial relations, Master of Engineering (Hons.) thesis, Department of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong, 1989. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2426
The Australian economy in the post second world war period heralded a golden age of expansion with the returned servicemen assured of jobs. The employment was based upon a historically sound agriculture culture with markets for wool and grain available in a hungry world and the potentially Insatiable demand of the Japanese Industry for coal and Iron ore. Labour shortages which threatened the rate of expansion were eased by a favourable immigration policy. This policy sought to provide skilled labour for Industry and a potential local demand for domestic products. Government investment in capital programmes such as the Snowy Mountain scheme could take a high proportion of service skilled labour and at the same time open up areas for the development of satellite industrial areas to decentralise Industry.