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Janet Hunt

Janet Hunt is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), Research School of Social Sciences, College of Arts & Social Sciences, Australian National University.

Briefing paper

Cultural vandalism: regulated destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales

Aboriginal people in New South Wales have been trying to strengthen the law that is supposed to protect their cultural heritage since the late 1970s, but reform remains elusive. This paper outlines some reasons why.
Discussion paper

Evaluating the Cashless Debit Card: how will it solve poverty and unemployment?

This paper explores data from two early reports related to an evaluation of the trial of the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) roll-out in the Electoral Division of Hinkler, Queensland, which began in January 2019.
Working paper

Factors associated with prime-age Indigenous labour force participation

The labour force participation of prime-age people is of particular economic and policy importance. This study advances previous research into the labour force participation of prime-age Indigenous people in several ways.
Working paper

Ensuring Indigenous benefit from large-scale renewable energy projects: drawing on experience from extractive industry agreement making

In the coming decades, Australia is set to see a dramatic expansion in renewable energy projects. It is likely that many of these will occur on land subject to Indigenous rights and interests. This paper looks to extractive industry experience in negotiating access and benefit...
Working paper

Renewable energy projects on the Indigenous estate: identifying risks and opportunities of utility-scale and dispersed models

This paper builds upon previous work in considering the opportunities and risks of renewable energy developments for Indigenous communities in these regions.