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 Seminar - Therapy Culture and the Intentional Aboriginal [Anangu] Subject - Sarah Holcombe
Boyd Hunter and John Carmody awarded the Sir Timothy Coghlan Prize
Congratulations to Boyd Hunter, CAEPR Senior Fellow, and John Carmody, University of Sydney
Drs Hunter and Carmody were recently awarded the Sir Timothy Coghlan Prize for the best article in 2015 by the Australian Economic History Review for their paper, 'Estimating the Aboriginal Population in Early Colonial Australia: The Role of Chickenpox Reconsidered'.
The abstract for the paper is as follows:
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.