Welcome to CAEPR
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective. CAEPR aims to undertake social science research on Indigenous policy and development that is excellent by the best international and disciplinary standards and that informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action.
CAEPR welcomes Dr Jerry Schwab as new Director
Dr Robert G (Jerry) Schwab has been appointed as Director of The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR). A long-time member of CAEPR's academic staff, he is a recognised leader in the field of Indigenous policy research.
Experimental governance in Australian Indigenous affairs: From Coombs to Pearson via Rowse and the competing principles
CAEPR Discussion Paper No. 291/2014 - William Sanders
The competing principles framework for analysing Australian Indigenous affairs is revisited, starting with Rowse on 'the Coombs experiment'.
Evaluating New Income Management in the Northern Territory: Final Evaluation Report and Summary Report
September 2014 - J Rob Bray, Matthew Gray, Kelly Hand and Ilan Katz
A relatively recent development in the Australian social security system has been the introduction of policies of income management for some people in receipt of income support payments. The policy limits the amount of income support paid to people as an unconditional cash transfer and imposes restrictions on how the remaining – sometimes termed ‘quarantined’ – funds can be spent. Income management was designed to ensure that these funds are spent on essential ‘basic’ items and to limit the amount of income that can be spent on tobacco, alcohol, pornography, and gambling.