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Conference paper

Spatial microsimulation modelling of care needs, costs and the capacity for self-provision: detailed regional projections for older Australians to 2020

Recent research suggests that a significant proportion of 'baby boomers' are likely to be financially unprepared for retirement. CareMod is a spatial microsimulation model that is being constructed as a strategic planning and decision-support tool for forecasting the future demand for care by older Australians...

Indigenous temporary mobilities and service delivery in regional service centres: a West Kimberley case study

Indigenous Australians have often been described as highly mobile people - particularly in historical and remote 'wilderness' contexts. The literature paints a picture of regular, short-term population movement within and between desert, hinterland, and tropic regions of Australia, with significant implications for targeting and delivering...
Journal article

Are the gaps closing?: regional trends and forecasts of Indigenous employment

This paper examines the extent to which Indigenous Australians have shared in the large expansion of the Australian workforce as revealed by a comparison of 2001 and 2006 census results and whether there have been any associated general patterns. As such, it provides the first...

Eight ways we can improve Indigenous employment

The latest ABS report on Indigenous people in the workforce confirms an ongoing trend of low participation. Our research shows that non-standard recruitment agencies, more education and ongoing mentoring and support are key to improving these disappointing statistics. While there was a narrowing of the...

Effectiveness of traineeships and apprenticeships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population

Among those enrolled in apprenticeships and traineeships, Indigenous students are more likely to be participating in courses of study leading to lower qualifications, according to this report. Summary What we know Indigenous Australians, particularly females, are more likely than the rest of the population to...