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The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is an academic unit within the Research School of Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

CAEPR's mission is to contribute to better outcomes for Indigenous Australians by objectively and constructively informing and influencing intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action through research, education and community engagement that is innovative, grounded and of the highest quality.

The Centre undertakes evidence-based multi-disciplinary research on Indigenous economic and social development and associated issues, and maintains an independent role in Indigenous public policy research. It invests considerable effort in making its research findings accessible to Indigenous organisations, universities, research institutions, Australian governments, industry and the wider community. Its disciplinary expertise includes anthropology, demography, economics, linguistics, geography, political science, development studies and ecology.

CAEPR was founded in 1990, and has established an unrivalled reputation and track record in a public policy area of national significance.

For more information, please see our latest Annual Report.

CAEPR's current Research Plan 2012-2014 is built around four broad themes:

Theme 1. Economic, cultural and social circumstances

Lead researchers: Professor John Taylor and Dr Boyd Hunter

Theme 2. Economic development aspirations and alternative futures

Lead researcher: Professor Jon Altman

Theme 3. Governance, policy and the state

Lead researchers: Dr Will Sanders and Dr Janet Hunt

Theme 4. Education, lifespan learning and youth

Lead researchers: Dr Jerry Schwab and Dr Inge Kral

For further information, see CAEPR's Research Program and Key Research Areas.

CAEPR is an academic unit within the Research School of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU. It undertakes high quality evidence-based multidisciplinary research on Indigenous economic and social development and associated issues, and maintains an independent role in Indigenous public policy research.

CAEPR is currently funded from a variety of sources including ANU, Australian Research Council, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), philanthropies, and industry partners,.

In all CAEPR publications, the views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not reflect any official CAEPR position.

CAEPR is located on the second floor of Copland Building #24, The Australian National University, Acton. Our building is directly behind the Street Theatre on Childers Street. See the campus map of The Australian National University, or the map of visitor parking.

Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Copland Building #24
The Australian National University
CANBERRA ACT 0200

 

General enquiries should be directed to the Centre Administrator:

Ms Tracy Deasey
Centre Administrator
Phone: (02) 6125 5087 (International 61-2-6125 2053)
Fax: (02) 6125 9730 (International 61-2-6125 9730)
Email Enquiries: caepradmin.cass@anu.edu.au

Publications enquiries should be directed to the Publications Officer:

Email Enquiries: publications.caepr@anu.edu.au

Enquiries relating to graduate study at CAEPR should be directed to Dr Nick Biddle.

Enquiries relating to the CAEPR website should be directed to web.caepr@anu.edu.au. You can also use this feedback form.

Written enquiries about any matters raised on this site should be addressed to:

Professor Matthew Gray
Director
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Copland Building #24
The Australian National University
CANBERRA ACT 0200

CAEPR offers graduate students the opportunity to undertake coursework and research leading to degrees at both the Masters and Doctoral levels. Enquiries relating to study at CAEPR should be directed to Dr Will Sanders.

Graduate Coursework

Those wishing to develop expertise in the application of anthropology to contemporary policy and practice in Indigenous affairs can undertake courses through CAEPR as part of the Graduate Program in Indigenous Policy, a specialisation in the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD), or the highly flexible Graduate Studies Select Program.

Graduate Research

CAEPR offers the opportunity for full-time or part-time students to undertake research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in a broad range of disciplines.

For further information on these study options, and on supervisors, key research areas, scholarships and past graduate profiles, please visit CAEPR's Graduate Studies page.

Tuition fees

See the ANU postgraduate tuition fees page.

Indigenous engagement is a high priority within CAEPR, reflected particularly in the collaborative research relationships of the People on Country project and the Youth and Learning project.

CAEPR's Visiting Indigenous Fellowship program provides an opportunity for Indigenous scholars to collaborate with researchers at CAEPR, in order for them to transfer their newly acquired or further developed research skills and research outcomes back to their base community or region for practical application.

Indigenous researchers are often invited to present their research plans and findings through the CAEPR seminar series.

As part of ANU, CAEPR maintains close links with Jabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. ANU also offers a range of scholarships for Indigenous postgraduate students.

CAEPR is committed to widely disseminating its research outputs through print and electronic publication. Our program includes the CAEPR Discussion Paper series, CAEPR Working Paper series and CAEPR Research Monograph series. In addition, CAEPR Topical Issues discuss aspects of research relating to contemporary issues. Other publications address specific isses, such as the 2011 Census Papers series. Every publication in these series is available for free download in PDF format. To view a full list in each category, click on the appropriate page link.

  • Discussion Papers - over 280 titles. Internally and externally refereed research papers, available both for download and in print.
  • Working Papers - over 60 titles. Internally and externally refereed research papers, available only as web documents for free download.
  • Research Monographs - some 30 titles. Major publications featuring collated research results and/or analysis of policy on major themes or issues, the proceedings of workshops or conferences, or reports on major pieces of consultancy research. Available both for download and in print.
  • Topical Issues - a diverse range of over 100 web documents that address topics of contemporary interest in Indigenous affairs.
  • 2011 Census Papers - a series from the Indigenous Populations Project examining key Indigenous indicators using data from the 2011 Census.

Go to the Publication Sales page to order print copies of CAEPR publications. The most recent CAEPR Research Monographs are available as print-on-demand publications from ANU EPress.

CAEPR regularly conducts a seminar series in which presenters explore topics of importance to contemporary Indigenous Australia. Details are available from the CAEPR Seminar page. Seminars are held (unless otherwise noted) on Wednesdays between 12.30 and 2.00 p.m. in the Hanna Neumann Building Room G058, The Australian National University, Canberra.

See the location map of the Hanna Neumann Building, and the ANU parking page.

Some CAEPR seminars are made available as MP3 podcasts, together with appropriate handout materials. They can be accessed through the CAEPR Seminar Recordings page. A seminar is recorded at the discretion of presenters: certain types of presentation, including works in progress and thesis reports, are not appropriate for podcast. For copyright reasons and to encourage robust exchange, the discussion following a presentation is not recorded.

RSS Notification

All visitors to the CAEPR website may subscribe to RSS feeds providing information on seminars and publications, using the RSS links on the website home page. Read more information on RSS.

Email Notification

In order to receive email notications of new publications and additions to the CAEPR website, please register.

Current Email Notification Lists

The following lists will be phased out in the near future as conversion to our new website is complete.

If you wish to receive e-mail notification of new CAEPR publications, please subscribe to the CAEPR Notification Mailing List. Simply follow the link and complete the online form. You will receive an e-mail confirming your subscription, and e-mail notification of all new CAEPR print and web publications.

If you wish to receive e-mail notification of CAEPR seminars, please subscribe to the CAEPR Seminar Mailing List. Simply follow the link and complete the online form. You will receive an e-mail confirming your subscription, and e-mail notification of each CAEPR seminar series.

Journalists should contact CAEPR’s Centre Administrator on (02) 6125 0587 (International 61-2-6125 0587), or Strategic Communications and Public Affairs:

Phone: (02) 6125 6125 (International 61-2-6125 6125)

Email: media@anu.edu.au

 

As part of ANU, CAEPR values the support of its com