First Peoples economic conditions
Aboriginal Australians economic conditions
The Minister for Indigenous Australians has delivered the Commonwealth Closing the Gap Annual Report 2022. This is the first annual report since the commencement of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap in 2020, and the release of the Commonwealth Closing the Gap Implementation Plan...
The major finding of this research is that the Northern Territory has the worst economic outcomes for Indigenous people in remote or very remote locations of any state or territory in Australia by some margin.
This SOAC 2021 conference track includes research papers, provocations, panel discussions, or other forms of knowledge sharing and creation related to understanding the conditions, mechanisms, practices and experiences of settler-colonial urbanism.
Township leasing was a significant 2006 reform to the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act 1976 (ALRA). This paper discusses township leasing from an institutional economics perspective. It argues that despite its noble intentions, ALRA created an extractive institutional framework for Indigenous people living on ALRA...
Remote access: guiding principles for a new livelihood and work program in remote Indigenous Australia
Consultations are beginning around the future of social security payments in remote Australia. This discussion paper assesses what has gone wrong with the existing Community Development Program, and argues that Australia needs to consider a more effective, caring and creative approach to supporting the health...
This plan sets out the actions the Commonwealth is taking to drive and embed real and positive change and how the Commonwealth will contribute to realising the ambition of the National Agreement. This is the first implementation plan.
Evaluation of the Cashless Debit Card in Ceduna, East Kimberley and the Goldfields Region: consolidated report
This evaluation provides evidence about the outcomes of the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) in the first three trial areas in which it was rolled out. The purpose of this evaluation was to create a new, integrated evidence base and use it to assess the impact...
The purpose of this guide is to develop a comprehensive evidentiary foundation to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s cultural responsibilities, leadership aspirations and links to economic empowerment.
This report outlines the factors that limit the ability of Indigenous businesses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs to access the financial products and services they need across the business lifecycle, with the objective of contributing to the ongoing discourse around supporting Indigenous businesses.
This report of the first-ever detailed study of financial elder abuse specifically in remote towns and Aboriginal communities, finds that Aboriginal elders are under immense financial pressure, and often find themselves providing for extended family on an individual pension or other income.
This report outlines the activities of the South Australian Office for the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement, and highlights the ongoing exclusion and inequalities experienced by Aboriginal people in South Australia.
The results of the first large-scale survey of the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at work give plenty of food for thought.
Indigenous policy needs to get back to these fundamentals, with a focus on school attendance, jobs and creating the environment for Indigenous business creation — especially in remote and regional Indigenous communities, argues Warren Mundine in this analysis report.
The findings outlined in this working paper strongly suggest that income management has failed to achieve any systematic community level improvements in outcomes for the Indigenous population of the Northern Territory.
This report offers some important insights to improve understanding of the financial security that the current retirement system offers to Indigenous Australians and their families.
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.
The Centre for Social Impact and First Nations Foundation policy response to the COVID-19 Disease is based on three key strategies: caring for communities, access to appropriate services, and targeting high-cost lending and misleading advice.
This paper provides a first step at measuring and communicating progress in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities. The framework in this paper is intended to illustrate an approach to measuring progress that can be further subdivided to provide a more detailed analysis of the key drivers...
The coronavirus supplement is the biggest boost to Indigenous incomes since Whitlam. It should be made permanent
The Coronavirus temporary increase to income support should be made permanent to assist with Indigenous Australians currently living in poverty.
The strategy has been designed as a blueprint for government agencies to put Aboriginal people at the centre of policy design and delivery, and to empower communities to determine their own futures.
This report summarises preliminary findings from a national independent study into the ongoing expansion of income management (IM) in Australia. The study was funded by the Australian Research Council over a three-year period from 2018-2020.
The Commonwealth Government has delivered an annual report on progress on Closing the Gap since the National Indigenous Reform Agreement was established. This report points to the future, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people share ownership to improve life outcomes for current and future...
This Regional Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (RILSS) for the Northern Australia region represents an additional, more focused layer to the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) Group’s strategic direction as laid out in the National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (NILSS) for the period...