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Mandy Yap

Commentary

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...
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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...
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Income, work and education: insights for closing the gap in urban Australia

Existing analysis of the Closing the Gap outcomes is limited by the lack of adequate wage data for Indigenous Australians. This paper attempts to redress this situation by using a geography recently developed by the ABS - Significant Urban Areas - to document the crucial...
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The geographic distribution of Indigenous disability

The rate of disability in the Indigenous population is substantially higher than for the Australian population as a whole. Despite the relatively high rates of disability experienced by the Indigenous population, there is surprisingly little research which provides basic descriptive information on where those Indigenous...
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2011 Census papers: disability

The rate of disability in the Indigenous population is substantially higher than the rate for the Australian population as a whole. Despite the relatively high rates of disability experienced by the Indigenous population there has been surprisingly little research in this area to date. This...