Jerry Schwab

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Working paper

15 Feb 2018

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...

Working paper

18 Feb 2015

This report reviews the existing literature relating to Indigenous students and business-related studies in Australia, and provides a snapshot of Indigenous students' participation in, and completion of, business-related higher education courses.


Substantial recent growth in the number of Indigenous businesses means...


31 Oct 2012

With the continuing high levels of Indigenous youth unemployment and low levels of school attendance among Indigenous youth, Indigenous communities and education systems are seeking new approaches to increase Indigenous youth participation in education, training and employment. This priority among Indigenous and government stakeholders is...

Discussion paper

23 Feb 2012

In Indigenous policy circles there is an increasingly desperate desire to lift the educational and employment outcomes of remote Indigenous students, relative to their non-Indigenous peers in the rest of Australia.

A lack of engagement with education and a scarcity of jobs underpin this...



5 Jul 2006

Jerry Schwab describes practical options from Canada for re-engaging remote area Aboriginal youth

MANY Australians were shocked recently by stories of violence among Aboriginal youth gangs in the Northern Territory township of Wadeye. Images in newspapers and on television depicted members of Wadeye’s Judas...

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