PhD, RMIT University
M.Ed (First Class), University of New England
B.Ed (Hons) First Class, Cambridge
Advanced Certificate in Association Management, Monash
Janet Hunt is Deputy Director of CAEPR. She joined CAEPR in late 2004 to manage the Indigenous Community Governance Project. and ARC Linkage Project with Reconciliation Australia which ran until the end of 2008. She then began research on the socio-economic benefits of Aboriginal engagement in managing 'country' in NSW, a project which continued until the end of 2013. In addition she was a Chief Investigator on two ARC Projects, one on Indigenous Philanthropy and Education, the other a major international project on development of a more gender-sensitive measure of poverty. She has also undertaken research on international non government organisations and their work in Indigenous Australia. Janet is a member of the Central Land Council's Community Development Reference Panel and was a member of the Independent Reference Group for the International NGO Accountability Charter until early 2014. She has undertaken governance research for the NSW Government and the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse and is currently researching success factors in Indigenous development.
Prior to her work at CAEPR, Janet worked in international development since 1985, specializing in non-government organizations in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as gender and development. She has been the Executive Director of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid (now the International Council for International Development) the peak body for international aid and development NGOs, and the International Women's Development Agency, and has worked extensively in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1999 she has spent considerable time working with and researching local NGOs in East Timor. She has lectured in International Development at Deakin and RMIT Universities.
In a previous career, Janet taught, lectured in education, and worked in educational research. Her interest in indigenous Australia has spanned over thirty years and she been associated, mostly voluntarily, with communities and organizations on the NSW South Coast and Central-West NSW.
2005-Fellow And Senior Research Manager, Indigenous Community Governance Project, Centre for Aboriginal Policy Research, Australian National University.
2004-Program Coordinator, International Development, RMIT University.
2003-Senior Lecturer, International Development, RMIT University.
2001-2002-Adjunct Professor, International and Community Development, Deakin University.
2001-Consultant, specialising in support to NGOs.
2000-2001- Special Adviser, East Timor NGO Forum.
1995-2000-Executive Director, Australian Council for Overseas Aid.
1992-1995-Executive Director, International Women's Development Agency.
1985-1992-Australian Council for Overseas Aid.
1991-Tutor, Development and Change, Department of Politics, Australian National University.
1982-1984-ACT Schools Authority.
1979-1982-Lecturer in Education, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education.
1978-1979-ERDC Research Training Fellow, University of New England.
1977-Lecturer, Centre for Curriculum Studies, University of New England.
1975-1977-Teacher, Birchip High School, Victoria.
1974-Teacher, Halstead County Primary School, England.
Scott Wisor, Sharon Bessell, Fatima Castillo, Joanne Crawford, Kieran Donaghue, Janet Hunt,
Alison Jaggar, Amy Liu, and Thomas Pogge, 2014. The Individual Deprivation Measure: A gender-sensitive approach to poverty measurement, International Women's Development Agency, Melbourne. http://www.iwda.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/20141110_IndividualDeprivationMeasure.pdf
Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Hunt, J., McGillivray,M, and Clarke, M., 2012. International Development: Issues and Challenges, Palgrave, London.(Revised edition).
Hunt, J. Smith, D. Garling, S. and Sanders, W. 2008. Contested Governance: Culture, power and institutions in Indigenous Australia, ANU EPress, Canberra.
Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Hunt, J., McGillivray, M, and Clarke, M. International Development: Issues and Challenges, Palgrave, London, 2008.
Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Remenyi, J., and Hunt, J. (2004) Key Issues in Development, Palgrave, London.
Hunt, J. 1992. Aid for a Change; a plan to reshape Australia's Overseas Aid. ACFOA.
Hunt, J, with R Rollason, E Ross and R Slater, 1989. One World or None: making the difference, Pluto Press.
Articles, Book Chapters (Peer-reviewed)
Hunt, J. 2015. 'The Commonwealth's Policies and Aboriginal people in Rural & Regional Australia,' in Rural and Regional Futures, A Hogan, & M Young (eds), Routledge, Abingdon, pp 115-128.
Hunt, J. 2014, 'Indigenous Futures in rural New South Wales', Development Bulletin (76) pp 76-78.
Crawford, J, Bessell, S, Hunt, J, with Smith, S. 2014. The future of poverty measurement: Introducing the individual deprivation measure, Development Bulletin, (76), pp 16-21.
Hunt, J. and Wigglesworth, A. 2014. 'Civil society in transition', in Loney, L, da Silva A.B, Mendes, C N, and Fernandes, C. (eds) Understanding Timor Leste 2013 Vol II: 251-256. Proceedings of the Timor Leste Studies Association Conference, Dili, East Timor, 15-16 June 2013.
Hunt, J, 2014, 'NSW Cultural Heritage Reform: Does the proposed model reflect the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?' Indigenous Law Bulletin, Jan/Feb Vol 8 (10):15-18.
Hunt, J. 2013 'Engagement with Indigenous communities in key sectors', Resource sheet no. 23, Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, and AIFS, Melbourne, available at <http://www.aihw.gov.au/closingthegap/publications/>.
Hunt, J. 2013 Engaging with Indigenous Australia-exploring the conditions for effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities', Issues Paper No. 5, Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, and AIFS, Melbourne, available at <http://www.aihw.gov.au/closingthegap/publications/>.
Hunt, J. and Campbell, D. 2013.'Using a community development approach for Aboriginal development in Central Australia', Development Bulletin, 75: 35-8.
Campbell, D. and Hunt, J. 2012. 'Achieving broader benefits from Indigenous land use agreements: community development in Central Australia,' Community Development Journal, doi:10.1093/cdj/bss036.
Hunt, J. 2012. 'Caring for Country: a review of Aboriginal engagement in environmental management in New South Wales', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 2012:1-14.
Hunt, J. 2012. 'North to south?' in Altman, J and Kerins, S. (eds) People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, Federation Press, Sydney 2012. pp 94-114.
Patterson, T & Hunt, J. 2012, 'Reconnecting with culture for future generations', in J. Altman and S.Kerins (eds), People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 202-212.
Hunt, J. 'Aid and Development', in Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Hunt, J., McGillivray, M., and Clarke, M., 2012. International Development: Issues and Challenges, Palgrave, London. (Revised edition).
Hunt, J. 'Gender and Development' in Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Hunt, J., McGillivray, M., and Clarke, M., 2012. International Development: Issues and Challenges, Palgrave, London. (Revised edition).
Smith, D & Hunt, J. 2011, 'Understanding and engaging with Indigenous government-Research evidence and possibilities for a dialogue', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, vol. 14, no. 2-3, pp. 30-53.
Sanders, W & Hunt, J. 2010, 'Sorry, but the Indigenous affairs revolution continues', in C. Aulich and M. Evans (eds), The Rudd Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2007-2010, ANU ePress, Canberra Australia.
Hunt, J. 2010.Assessing Poverty, Gender and Well-Being in "Northern" Indigenous Communities' in Chant, S (ed) Elgar International Handbook on Gender and Poverty, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Hunt, J. 2010, 'Missed opportunity: The NTER and sustainable development outcomes for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 417-431.
Hunt, J. 2010, 'Caring for country: Benefits for Aboriginal people in New South Wales', Proceedings of International Congress on Healthy Parks Healthy People 2010, ed. Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress, Conference Organising Committee, Melbourne, pp. 282-293.
Hunt, J. and Mackay, S. 2009. Native title and Joint Management arrangements for protected areas in New
South Wales, Web-series on native title and joint management arrangements in all jurisdictions,Native Title Research Unit, AIATSIS, Canberra <http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/_files/ntru/projects/ntlw/JointManagementNSW.pdf>
Hunt, J. 2008, 'Strengthening Indigenous community governance for sustainability: Using Indigenous principles in a community development approach', New Community Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 18-23.
Hunt, J. 2008. 'Aid and Development', chapter in Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Hunt, J., McGillivray, M., and Clarke, M. International Development: Issues and Challenges, Palgrave, London.
Hunt, J. 2008. 'Gender and Development' chapter in Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Hunt, J., McGillivray, M., and Clarke, M. International Development: Issues and Challenges, Palgrave, London.
Hunt, J. 2007. 'The whole-of-government experiment in Indigenous Affairs: a question of governance capacity', Public Policy, Vol. 2, Issue 2:155 -174.
Hunt, J. 2007. 'Figuring Out Governance: Capacity Development for Indigenous Councils and Organisations', Ngiya: Talk the Law: Governance in Indigenous Communities, Vol. 1: 103 - 125.
Hunt, J. 2005. What role for local NGOs in Timor-Leste's development? Development Studies Bulletin, No 68, October.
Hunt, J. and Morton, W. 2004. Aid effectiveness: threats to the new consensus? Development Studies Bulletin, Vol 65, August, pp 11-15.
Hunt, J. 2004. 'Aid and Development', chapter in Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Remenyi, J., and Hunt, J., Key Issues in Development, Palgrave, London.
Hunt, J 2004. . 'Gender and Development' chapter in Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Remenyi, J., and Hunt, J., Key Issues in Development, Palgrave, London.
Hunt, J., 2004. Building a New Society: NGOs in East Timor, New Community Quarterly, Vol2 (1) Autumn: pp 16-23.
Hunt, J. 2003. Aid in an era of globalisation, Dialogue: Journal of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Vol 22 3/2003, pp 4-11.
Hunt, J., 2001. Tax the speculators: addressing globalisation and poverty, in Development Bulletin, No 55 July.
Bano, A., Hunt, J., and Patrick, I., 2001. Making the Most of the Capacity of Local NGOs in Relief, Reconstruction and Development: the case of East Timor, Proceedings of Rethinking Humanitarianism Conference, University of Queensland, September.
Hunt, J., 2000. Gender and Economic Governance, Development Bulletin, No 51, March.
Marshal, P., and Hunt, J. 1997. Non-government Organisations: imperatives and pitfalls, in Linge, G., and Porter, D., No Place for Borders: the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Development in Asia and the Pacific, Allen and Unwin.
Hunt, J. 1996. Situating Women's Development Needs within the human rights framework in Moon, G., (ed) Making Her Rights a Reality, CAA/ Law Foundation of NSW.
Hunt, J. 1996. Women's Vision of a Just World Order in Towards Sustainable Livelihoods, Society for International Development and Centre for Respect of Life and Environment, Rome and Washington.
Hunt, J., 1992. Australia and the economic security of the Third World, in G. Smith & SJ Kettle (eds), Threats Without Enemies: Rethinking Australia's Security, Pluto Press, Sydney.
Hunt, J. 1984. Radicalising Schooling: the Possibilities. An Overview. Social Alternatives, Vol. 4 (2) July.
Fordham A. & Hunt, J. 1983. Research and the High School Review, ACT Papers on Education 1982-3.
Hunt. J. 1981.The Curriculum and the Community. Curriculum Development Centre. Occasional Paper No 5, Canberra, 1981.
Hunt, J. 1981. Curriculum and Community in D'Urso, S., and Smith, R.A. (eds), Changes, Issues and Prospects in Australian Education, University of Queensland Press, 1981.
Hunt, J. 1981. Community Participation and the School Curriculum: Has any real change occurred? In New Directions in School and Community Studies, Vol 2 1981.
Submissions to Government or Parliament
Hunt, J. 2014. Submission to the NSW Crown Land Review, Department of Lands, NSW Government.
Hunt, J. 2014. Response to Reforming the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage System in New South Wales, Office of Environment & Heritage, NSW Government.
Hunt, J. 2012. Submission in Response to the Independent Scientific Audit of Marine Parks, New South Wales Government.
Hunt, J. 2011. Response to the NSW Government Consultation Paper 'Aboriginal heritage legislation in NSW: Public consultation on issues for reform.'
Altman, J, Kerins, S., Hunt, J. Ens, E., May, K., Russell, S, & Fogarty, W. 2011. Submission to the Australian Government's discussion paper 'Review of Caring for Our Country: Australia's Natural Resource Management Investment Initiative.'
Hunt, J. 2010. Response to the Draft Indigenous Economic Development Strategy, FaHCSIA, Commonwealth Government.
Hunt, J. 2010. Submission to the Inquiry into Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system, Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Commonwealth Government.
Hunt, J. and Smith, D. 2008. Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities, on behalf of ICGP, June 10.
Hunt, J and Smith, D. 2007. Submission to Northern Territory Emergency Response Review Board, Commonwealth Government.
1995-2000 Numerous submissions to Parliamentary Committees on international and regional development concerns in my role as Executive Director, Australian Council for Overseas Aid.
CAEPR publications & research outputs
Research publications outside the CAEPR publications series, including books, book chapters, journal articles and reports.