Remote communities

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Research report

6 Jun 2018

This report looks at issues that fall under the umbrella of cyber safety, and the particular kinds of outcomes that are occurring in remote Aboriginal communities and towns. Some of the standard strategies for avoiding harm are failing in these contexts, and the resulting problems...

Audio

6 Jun 2018

The Disconnect audio documentary discusses why people in some Aboriginal communities believe that mobile phones and social media are creating new kinds of conflict.

Discussion paper

29 May 2018

This review will assess the performance of the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service and consider options on how best to provide free-to-air broadcasting services to viewers in areas without access to reliable terrestrial TV transmissions.

Working paper

14 May 2018

The abolition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), and the national government reform agenda of the mid-2000s, brought about ‘mainstreaming’ of Indigenous programs and opened them up to new public management (NPM) principles. This paper discusses this change, particularly in relation to...

Report

2 May 2018

The Community Development Program (CDP) is remote Australia’s Work for the Dole (WFD) and 'job assistance' scheme. The CDP has been criticised by civil society groups, Indigenous groups, academics and even police, with allegations that it pays below minimum wage and its penalty system is...

Evaluation

Evaluation of the Remote School Attendance Strategy
30 Apr 2018

The broad goals of this report are to gain a better understanding of parents’ and carers’ behavioural motivation in relation to education, and to what extent attitudes and beliefs impact on school attendance in remote Indigenous Communities.

Report

13 Apr 2018

The key challenge for regional, rural and remote education is ensuring, regardless of location or circumstances, that every young person has access to high quality schooling and opportunities.

Report

ACFID Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs Community of Practice 2017 Forum summary report
12 Apr 2018

In November 2017, the ACFID Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community of Practice hosted a forum in Alice Springs, entitled Effective Development Practice Strengthening Indigenous Voice, Decision Making and Control. This report documents forum outcomes and learnings that can inform other engagement with Aboriginal and...

Report

13 Mar 2018

The purpose of this project was to forecast the return on investment over three years of a very remote, a regional and an urban Indigenous Broadcasting Service (IBS) by understanding, estimating and valuing their impact on stakeholders.

Submission

27 Feb 2018

This submission recommends that government create more flexible policy solutions that better suit the diversity found in remote Australia, while providing local people with genuine power to determine how policy works in their community.

Commentary

20 Feb 2018

Decent housing underpins the Closing the Gap goals, with a decade-long national remote housing program having made measurable progress. If the Commonwealth pulls out now, hard-won gains could be lost.

Research report

CAEPR 2016 Census paper no.2
2 Feb 2018

This paper uses data from the 2006, 2011 and 2016 censuses to analyse the distribution of income within the Indigenous population, and between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Particular attention is given to geographic variation in Indigenous income, poverty and inequality.

Working paper

24 Jan 2018

This working paper presents three case examples demonstrating the potential for overseas migration to improve population growth, sustain a skilled labour pool, and grow the economy in northern and remote Australia.

Report

14 Dec 2017

This report recommends that the Australian government immediately replace the current CDP compliance and penalty regime with obligations that are no more onerous than those of other income support recipients.

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2017

Remote communities offer unique challenges that mean mainstream employment and participation solutions have historically fallen short of community expectations. Remote communities feature weaker labour markets, geographic dispersion, language and cultural differences and service delivery challenges. Furthermore, Government payments are the main source of income in...

Report

11 Dec 2017

This paper has two purposes: to draw attention to the unacceptable rates of rural suicide and to suggest where attention should be focused if people are serious about making a difference.

Report

30 Nov 2017

This Report examines whether prices are in fact high; considers the impact these prices have on regional communities; explores causal factors driving high prices; and suggests steps that Industry and Government might take to address community concerns and reduce airfares.

Draft report

6 Oct 2017

The QPC has released this draft report for consultation on the inquiry into service delivery in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Audio program

27 Sep 2017

An expert conducting a review of regional education for the federal government thinks Australia has become too obsessed with sending country students to university.