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Are courts colourblind to country? Indigenous cultural heritage, environmental law and the Australian judicial system

In light of a number of significant recent cases, this article examines the role of the courts in the protection of Indigenous cultural heritage.

Killing Country - The Adani Carmichael coal mine: introduction to a special five-part series

The controversial proposed Adani Carmichael coalmine commands diverse media headlines, but the untold story is about Indigenous rights and, in particular, the resistance of Wangan and Jagalingou people to the expropriation of their lands.
Working paper

Dynamics of the digital divide

This paper builds on earlier work by exploring the rates of diffusion of information and communications technology for Indigenous Australians using data from the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset 2006-2011.

Indigenous population change in the 2016 Census

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the changing size and spatial distribution of the Indigenous population of Australia, comparing the results of the 2011 and 2016 Censuses.
Working paper

The cashless debit card trial in the East Kimberley

This paper focuses on the Cashless Debit Card trial in the East Kimberley, Western Australia. The card aims to restrict cash and purchases to curb alcohol consumption, illegal drug use and gambling.

What job, which house? Simple solutions to complex problems in Indigenous affairs

In a recent paper, former Keating government minister Gary Johns advocates a ‘no job, no house’ policy for remote Indigenous communities. Johns’ proposal is the latest in a line of offerings from conservative politicians and commentators on Aboriginal affairs. What arguments and evidence support such...
Working paper

The characteristics and potential effects of the schools that Indigenous Australians attend

This paper uses data from the National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) to document the distribution of Indigenous students across Australian schools, as well as some of the potential effects of that distribution on literacy and numeracy outcomes.

Petrol bowsers for washing kids' faces: a new era in Indigenous policy

Indigenous leaders have described the federal government's new approach to Indigenous policy as a return to assimilation, as blackmail, and as a form of social engineering. Others have heralded it as a much needed new direction in Indigenous affairs. Ruth McCausland examines the government's Indigenous...

Spatial variation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's access to 4 types of maternal health services

This report examines spatial variation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's access to hospitals with public birthing units and 3 other types of maternal health services. It also investigates possible high-level associations between access, maternal risk factors and birth outcomes.

Resale royalty and Indigenous artists

In the 2008 Federal Budget, delivered on 13 May 2008, the ALP Government committed to the provision of $1.5 million for the establishment of a resale right scheme for visual artists.1 At the time of writing in May 2008, a Resale Right for Visual Artists...