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The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) is a scheme where working age Indigenous people forgo their welfare payments to take up employment in their local Aboriginal community organisation. This case study discusses a corporate or regional CEDP scheme called Worn Gundidj, located in Warrnambool, Victoria....
The issues of Indigenous engagement with business are perennially debated and nowhere is this question more pertinent than in the community sector. Indigenous people often live in remote communities, often underdeveloped and dependent on the state, where the market is largely absent. 'Doing business' in...
Australia's financial system is undergoing a period of substantial structural change. While these changes may have had positive impacts on most consumers, they have had a number of negative impacts, particularly for low income consumers of financial services and for people located in rural and...
This Discussion Paper examines the concepts of 'governance', 'good governance' and 'sustainable development' in the context of Australian Indigenous communities and regions. It explores the hypothesis that there is vital link between governance and sustainable development. The first half of the paper defines the key...
This ethnographic case study research demonstrates that Indigenous and non-Indigenous governance systems are intercultural in respect to issues of power, authority, institutions and relationships. It documents the intended and unintended consequences–beneficial and negative–arising for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians from the realities of contested governance....
This report from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research to the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, describes the strengths and limitations of the data collected in the Longitudinal Survey of Indigenous Job Seekers, and provides an overview of how Indigenous labour...
The Northern East Kimberley region of Western Australia is facing a development crossroads with the need to make a decision on either the extension or closure of Argyle Diamond Mine. This region also has a major economic development problem in that half of its adult...
Five academics and visitors at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research made submissions as part of the Closing the Gap Refresh ‘Have Your Say’ process. The views of these individuals have been consolidated into this document to ensure their longer-term availability.
This study traces the trajectory of Indigenous residential segregation in sixty Australian towns and cities, using census data from 1976 to 2016.
This report examines what the 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing can tell us about preschool participation among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian population.