In this Parliamentary Library National Reconciliation Week Lecture on 3 July 2015 Laurie Bamblett refutes the label ‘Aboriginal Disadvantage’ as a concept that 'does more harm than good'.
Laurie Bamblett, a Wiradjuri man of New South Wales, started as a research fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in 2009. He is an adjunct research fellow at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University. Laurie has developed and conducted community education and health programs at his home community, Erambie Mission, for 22 years. His research interests include the ways that representations of identity affect engagement between Indigenous communities and mainstream institutions and services.