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Document: Topical Issue

 

The Community Development Programme (CDP) is a remote-area Work for the Dole scheme that principally affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program is billed by  the government as 'helping people find work, and allowing them to contribute to their communities and gain skills while looking for work.' But there is mounting evidence that CDP is creating significant hardship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, leading to increasing pressure for the scheme to be scrapped or radically overhauled.

Document: CAEPR Seminar

Abstract: The authors were commissioned by a branch of the NT Government to research workforce development issues in remote communities, focusing on the employment of local Indigenous community members in work related to family support and community safety.

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