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.
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.
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.
CAEPR Seminar: Reflections on Indigenous Nationhood in Four Countries
Professor Stephen Cornell reflects on three aspects of the current political situation of Indigenous peoples in the so-called CANZUS countries (Canada, Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and the United States). (Read the full abstract).
12.30 - 2.00pm, Wednesday 8 October 2014, Hanna Neumann Building Room G058 (near Degree Café and Manning Clark Centre), ANU.