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.
The Closing the Gap targets feature heavily in the current policy measurement framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at both the national and state/territory levels. The aim of this paper is to provide helpful information to consider when assessing alternative frameworks for measuring...
The Indigenous Business Sector Strategy will help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people build sustainable businesses that will support themselves, their families and their communities.
In this 10th Closing the Gap report, the Australian government commits to staying the course with Aboriginal Australians, and working to help deliver a prosperous future. The latest data indicates that three of the seven Closing the Gap targets are on track to be met....
Ten-years after its commencement, it is time to critically reflect on why Australian governments have not yet succeeded in closing the health gap to date, and why they will not succeed by 2030 if the current course continues.
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.
Creative Barkly is a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project (2016-2019) that aims to investigate the arts and creative sector in the Barkly, and how it contributes to economic and social development in the region.
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.
The Senate majority report on the cashless welfare card is "disappointing" as it does not reflect submissions, says researcher Elise Klein.
This paper focuses on the Cashless Debit Card trial in the East Kimberley, Western Australia. The card aims to restrict cash and purchases to curb alcohol consumption, illegal drug use and gambling.
This research argues that there is definite potential for Indigenous-owned businessto act as a major stimulant for economic development.
The Gunaikurnai people are the traditional owners of a large area of Gippsland, in Eastern Victoria.
In 2010 the State of Victoria legally recognised the Gunaikurnai peoples’ traditional ownership of and connection to the land and waters of this region through a Recognition and...
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.
This paper argues that Indigenous economic wellbeing can be partly improved by addressing broader macroeconomic factors.
This consultation paper outlines initiatives to assist Indigenous prisoners to access the support they need on their release.
This audit assessed whether Queensland is reducing the gap in education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability.
The federal government’s Cashless Debit Card Trial , which began in selected communities in South Australia and Western Australia from March 2016, is a significant innovation in tackling the health and socioeconomic disadvantages in communities with high rates of social security dependency for long periods...
With support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), and developed in close consultation with local community leaders, local and state government agencies and other Australian Government agencies, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is conducting a 12-month trial of a Cashless...
The Australian Government is undertaking a Cashless Debit Card Trial (CDCT) to deliver and manage income support payments (ISPs), with the aim of reducing levels of community harm related to alcohol consumption, drug use and gambling.
In the CDCT, a proportion of an individual’s...