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01
Jun
‘16

Operationalising the capability approach: developing culturally relevant indicators of indigenous wellbeing – an Australian example

New article by Mandy Yap (CAEPR) and Eunice Yu (Kimberley Institute

Mandy Yap & Eunice Yu (2016): Operationalising the capability approach: developing culturally relevant indicators of indigenous wellbeing – an Australian example, Oxford Development Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13600818.2016.1178223

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31
May
‘16

Unpacking Reconciliation: Emerging thoughts from the ANU post-graduate community

Annick Thomassin, Talia Avrahamzon (CAEPR) and Annie Te One (NCIS) of the Reconciliation Action Week postgraduate student committee hosted and organised Friday's 'Unpacking Reconciliation' event with the support of Richard Baker (PVC Student Experience) and Jenny Corbett (PVC Research & Research Training).  This event showcased ANU's Indigenous Studies HDR students' research and presented ideas towards the process of reconciliation at the ANU.  CAEPR presentees included Helen Fraser, Talia Avrahamzon and Kaely Woods.  It was attended by Chancellor Gareth Evans and Vice Ch

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29
Apr
‘16

CAEPR Seminar - Therapy Culture and the Intentional Aboriginal [Anangu] Subject - Sarah Holcombe

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18
Feb
‘16

Indigenous self-determination, development and peacebuilding in Timor-Leste

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18
Feb
‘16

Financial penalties imposed on 'job seekers' in remote areas: Why did they rise under RJCP (And what will happen under CDP?)

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17
Feb
‘16

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:

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27
Nov
‘15

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.

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24
Nov
‘15

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.

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02
Sep
‘15

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.

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13
Jul
‘15

CAEPR welcomes Dr Jerry Schwab as new Director

Dr Jerry Schwab

Dr Robert G (Jerry) Schwab has been appointed as Director of The Centre for Aboriginal Economic