Queensland--Cape York Peninsula

Research report

28 Jul 2016

This paper provides a summary of some of the issues that arise from the operation of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA), an initiative of controversial Aboriginal activist, Noel Pearson. The paper concludes that the recent turmoil in the Aurukun community tells us little...



8 Jul 2016

Aurukun School in Cape York, far north Queensland, closed in May this year after a series of violent episodes directed at teaching staff. The school is one of the Cape York Academy schools operating under the stewardship of prominent Indigenous leader, Noel Pearson.


Research report

5 Jul 2016

The Aurukun campus (the school) of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) is the hub of the Aurukun community. The teachers and staff of the school are dedicated and motivated by a collective desire to ensure the children of Aurukun become successful learners. Collectively,...


19 May 2016

The health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is significantly worse than that of other Queenslanders. The Torres and Cape HHS is committed to closing this health gap by ensuring the provision of health services that meet the cultural, social and health needs...

Research report

19 Nov 2015

This publication is one of five that report on the work of the Funding, Accountability and Results (FAR) project, all published by the Lowitja Institute in 2015.

The research reported here, in summary form, is a study of reforms in primary health care for...


15 Jun 2014

There are many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that are doing their bit to build opportunities for Indigenous people. Many are running small to medium sized businesses developing and maintaining partnerships with big business in the resources industry. Getting it right brings some of...

Research report

1 Oct 2010

The Queensland State Government has repeatedly claimed that the wild rivers legislation does not impede sustainable development. There are two aspects to the Social Responsibility Committee‘s (SRC) and the affected communities‘ objections to the wild rivers legislation.

The first relates to how it has...

Discussion paper

19 Feb 2003

This paper presents a case study of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme in the Coen region of Cape York Peninsula from January 1996 to May 1997, prior to implementation of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) and Spicer Reports on CDEP....



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