The continental islands of Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea have important mineral and metal deposits, making mining a key sector in the continent. Other key sectors include tourism, education and financial services. Australasia's largest export markets include Japan, China, the United States and South Korea.
New Zealand/Papua New Guinea
New Zealand is an important producer of coal, silver, iron ore, limestone, and gold. Papua New Guinea’s mineral deposits account for a majority of its export earnings, and mining is one of the country’s largest employers. Its main exports are copper, gold, and oil. The country’s waters will also be home to the world’s first offshore mining project.
As one of the wealthiest Asia–Pacific nations, Australia is a vibrant free-market democracy which has recorded economic progress, despite recession for more than 25 years. The economy has been boosted from an effective system of government, a well-functioning legal system, and an independent bureaucracy, all of which have facilitated robust entrepreneurial development.
Australia is the world’s largest producer of opal and the world’s largest exporter of coal. The country is also one of the top producers of iron ore, nickel, gold, uranium, diamonds, and zinc.
Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation – harmonisation laws
Australia began the process of national harmonisation of safety legislation in the mid 2000’s as a result of recommendations from the Productivity Commission and signing a United Nations Treaty for human rights to ensure workers in each state have equal rights. The legislation aims to regulate each state based on the same legislation to promote cross-border mobility of professionals and to reduce contradiction, duplication and complication arising from multiple sets of safety legislation across the country. WHS harmonisation has already taken place, with every state except Western Australia and Victoria. It is expected that Western Australia will push the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill 2014 for promulgation in 2017.
The long term objective is to harmonise the Australian legislation and competency frameworks across all industries, in all states.
We understand the complexity of WHS, which is why we are strongly committed to develop skills, strategies and workplace practices in order to ensure workplace safety.
We will inform and educate to achieve ‘best practice’ principles in the workplace, to develop an intercultural safe work practice and create the right mind set to achieve success while operating in a culturally diverse work environment.
Procorre provide consultants and clients access to Australasia’s opportunities, including in the following sectors:
We have capacity in the following countries: