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.
Learning on Country Program boosts community engagement and school attendance
A pilot program established in remote Aboriginal communities has been found to make great progress in improving Indigenous school attendance.
The Learning on Country program was established in July 2013 and delivered across five Arnhem Land sites - Maningrida, Yirrkala, Laynhapuy Homelands (Yirrkala), Groote Island and Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island). It was developed through a collaborative process involving the Australian Government, community development practitioners, educators, local Elders and senior Indigenous Rangers.
Jacky Green, CAEPR Visiting Indigenous Fellow Wins National Conservation Award
CAEPR Visiting Indigenous Fellow, Jacky Green, a Garawa man from the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria region (NT), was unanimously chosen by the Australian Conservation Foundation's selection committee as the 2015 Peter Rawlinson Award winner for his outstanding contribution to the environment.
The Peter Rawlinson Award is named after a person who made his own outstanding contribution caring for the natural environment and wildlife.
International Conference on Welfare Reform: Meeting the Policy Challenges of Change
17-18 September 2015,
Australian National University, Canberra
Welfare reform is an important and hotly debated issue around the world. Governments in a number of countries, including Australia, the UK and New Zealand are actively reviewing their welfare systems. This conference will bring together university academics, the community sector and policy makers to provide perspectives from Australia, the UK, New Zealand and Sweden on future directions for social security systems.