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The Australian National University

Engaging Indigenous Economy Conference: Debating Diverse Approaches

Jon Altman

4-5 September 2014 at the ANU Commons

The Engaging Indigenous Economy: Debating Diverse Approaches Conference explored many of the key debates and ongoing challenges in Indigenous economic development. It brought together diverse perspectives on relevant public policy, insights from empirical studies and examination of key issues in employment, property rights and development theory. 

The conference coincided with the retirement from CAEPR of its founding Director, Professor Jon Altman. Since the late 1970s Jon has researched Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic practices. His work has included extensive periods in the field (primarily in west Arnhem Land) and quantitative analysis using official statistics