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Anne Daly

Document: CAEPR Seminar

Indigenous Australians suffer from high unemployment rates and low employment rates compared to other Australians. According to the 2011 Census, the employment/population ratio for Indigenous people aged 15 years and over was 44.2 per cent compared to 61.7 per cent for other Australians and the unemployment rate was 2.6 times greater (9.1 per cent compared to 3.5 per cent). These differences have been long standing and there has been a long history of government policies and reviews to try to change these outcomes with limited success.

Document: Staff Publication

Daly, A. and Smith, D.E. ‘Reforming Indigenous welfare policy: Salutary lessons and future challenges for Australia from the US experience’, Economic Papers, 22 (4): 28–44.

Document: Staff Publication

Daly, A.E. and Smith, D.E. ‘Indicators of risk to the wellbeing of Australian Indigenous children’, Australian Review of Public Affairs, 6 (1): 39–57.

Document: Staff Publication

Tanton, R., Harding, A., Daly, A., McNamara, J. and Yap, M. 'Australian children at risk of social exclusion: A spatial index for gauging relative disadvantage', Population, Space and Place, 16 (2): 135-50.

Document: CAEPR Seminar

This paper reports the results of a case study of an Affirmative Action program developed by the National Australia Bank (NAB) to promote employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians. The program is part of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launched by NAB in 2008 to strengthen the bank’s commitment to promoting a greater understanding between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians.

Document: Discussion Paper

There is considerable evidence that the factors influencing Aboriginal employment differ from those affecting the general Australian population. This paper considers further evidence of the changes over time in Aboriginal employment as measured in the Censuses of 1971, 1976, 1981 and 1986. It asks two questions. First, has the Aboriginal popul