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Janet Hunt

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ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Australian National University
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Biography
Janet Hunt is Deputy Director of CAEPR. She joined CAEPR in late 2004 to manage the Indigenous Community Governance Project. and ARC Linkage Project with Reconciliation Australia which ran until the end of 2008. She then began research on the socio-economic benefits of Aboriginal engagement in managing 'country' in NSW, a project which continued until the end of 2013.  In addition she was a Chief Investigator on two ARC Projects, one on Indigenous Philanthropy and Education, the other a major international project on development of a more gender-sensitive measure of poverty. She has also undertaken research on international non government organisations and their work in Indigenous Australia. Janet is a member of the Central Land Council's Community Development Reference Panel and  was a member of the Independent Reference Group for the International NGO Accountability Charter until early 2014. She has undertaken governance research for the NSW Government and the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse and is currently researching success factors in Indigenous development.
Prior to her work at CAEPR, Janet worked in international development since 1985, specializing in non-government organizations in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as gender and development. She has been the Executive Director of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid (now the International Council for International Development) the peak body for international aid and development NGOs, and the International Women's Development Agency, and has worked extensively in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1999 she has spent considerable time working with and researching local NGOs in East Timor. She has lectured in International Development at Deakin and RMIT Universities.
In a previous career, Janet taught, lectured in education, and worked in educational research. Her interest in indigenous Australia has spanned over thirty years and she been associated, mostly voluntarily, with communities and organizations on the NSW South Coast and Central-West NSW.


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24 Apr 2017

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The concept of a 'Healthy Welfare Card', now renamed as the Cashless Debit Card (CDC), was a recommendation of the Forrest Review into Employment and Training.

It was seen as a development from income management which has been occurring in parts of...

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02 Jun 2016

Although most native title holders have had specific rights to protect places of significance recognised by Australian law, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are finding it harder than ever to prevent the destruction of such sites in the face of development. Few state or...

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24 May 2016

What are the factors that enable some Aboriginal organisations to drive positive change in their communities? This paper draws on interviews with leaders of successful Aboriginal organisations to understand the factors behind the successes that they are achieving in their communities. It...

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02 May 2016

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This paper explores some of the factors that appear to be supporting the growth and success of the Central Land Council's multimillion-dollar Aboriginal community development program that operates across Central Australia. The program has driven a major change in...

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01 Oct 2015

This paper explains the importance of Crown lands to Aboriginal communities in NSW and how certain elements of the review may affect land of significance to Aboriginal people, indicating risks as well as opportunities.

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The Crown Land Estate in New South...

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31 Oct 2012

This paper outlines the final case study in a research project which examines how international development non-government organisations conduct their work with Aboriginal organisations and communities in Australia.

The author was keen to explore how international non-...

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30 Jul 2012

This paper argues that reform of Aboriginal heritage legislation in New South Wales is well overdue.

Thousands of Aboriginal cultural heritage sites have been damaged or destroyed in New South Wales (NSW) in recent years. According to the 2011 State of Indigenous Cultural...

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14 Nov 2010

Highlighting the socioeconomic benefits of cultural land management, this paper discusses two NSW Aboriginal groups that are engaging Aboriginal people in looking after their country.

Banbai Business Enterprises manages the first Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in New South...

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13 Sep 2010

This paper outlines two pilot case studies which examine how international development non-government organisations (INGOs) conduct their work with Aboriginal organisations and communities in Australia.

Janet Hunt explores how INGOs working with Indigenous communities and...

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18 Oct 2008

 

It is gradually being recognised by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians that getting contemporary Indigenous governance right is fundamental to improving Indigenous well-being and generating sustained socioeconomic development. This collection of papers examines the dilemmas...

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