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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.
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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.
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The Indigenous welfare economy and the CDEP Scheme

Convened in part to mark the tenth anniversary of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the 'Indigenous Welfare Economy and the CDEP scheme: Autonomy, Dependence, Self Determination and Mutural Obligation conference' was held in Canberra, November 2000. This research monograph is one of the...
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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...