Big picture essays on Australian Indigenous policy: deep structures and decolonising
This publication comprises three, big picture essays reflecting on Australian Indigenous policy over the last half century.
Support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Parliament: evidence from opinion research since 2017
This paper examines twelve pieces of opinion research since June 2017 to explore support for a First Nations Voice to Parliament among the Australian public. Specifically, it investigates levels of support, opposition and neutrality over time, by party affiliation, and among the six Australian states.
Trends in social security receipt among Indigenous Australians: evidence from household surveys 1994–2015
This paper uses data from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Surveys to examine trends in social security receipt among the Indigenous population between 1994 and 2014/15, as well as documenting the declining receipt of Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) wages.
Electoral administration and Aboriginal voting power in the Northern Territory: reality and potential viewed from the 2019 federal election
Looking back from 2019, this paper explores the contribution of Aboriginal votes to federal elections in the Northern Territory. It argues that Aboriginal votes have made the Territory stronger for Labor, compared to regional areas of Queensland and Western Australia.
Policy-making for Sydney's airport needs: a comparative and historical perspective
This paper disputes prevalent narratives that the decision to build a third runway at Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport KSA) was a policy succcess. It argues that congestion at KSA was largely caused by unpredicted changes in the worldwide aviation sector, and not by past government...