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The Australian National University

Anne Hawke

Document: Discussion Paper

The Aboriginal Employment Development Policy (AEDP) aims to achieve economic equality between Indigenous and other Australians by the year 2000 via three goals: employment equality, income equality and commensurate levels of welfare dependence. Achieving employment equality, in statistical terms, for working-aged Indigenous Australians will require an increase in the employment rate from 27 percent of those aged 15-64 years to 63 percent.

Document: Discussion Paper

An issue frequently raised in the literature on the economic status of Aboriginal people is the importance of welfare transfers a