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22 Oct 2018

The release of Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper late last year had been much anticipated, not least because it was the first such paper in over a decade. Notable was that the Pacific island region (including Timor-Leste) had been accorded a chapter of its own....


29 Nov 2013

This report identifies the most pressing legal needs of Indigenous Victorians, which involve housing, discrimination and debt.

The report presents key findings and recommendations of research conducted in 2012- 2013 by the Indigenous Legal Needs Project (ILNP) in Victoria. The ILNP is a national...


15 Nov 2013

The objective of this paper is to identify factors that may affect the long term environmental and economic sustainability of tourism in northern Australia.


7 Nov 2013

This paper outlines first why good governance for northern Australia is important to the nation. It details how things actually function in a pan-tropical sense, in northern Western Australia (WA), the Northern Territory (NT) and northern Queensland, and at regional and local scales.


19 Jul 2013

In early 2013, Brain Injury Australia was funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme's (NDIS) Practical Design Fund to develop a culturally appropriate NDIS assessment process for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons living with an acquired brain injury (ABI).

This project was co-managed...

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29 May 2017

This good practice guide synthesises research into ATSI experiences with VET in remote areas, and looks at the factors that are important in enabling retention.

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