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The Australian National University

Jin Liu

Document: Discussion Paper

A major feature of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) has been its regional structure, currently consisting of 36 jurisdictions. The data and analysis in this discussion paper were produced primarily for ATSIC regional councils for both regional planning and bottom-up resource-bidding purposes.

Document: Discussion Paper

There are a number of ways in which Aboriginal Employment Development Policy (AEDP) strategies implemented since 1987 have sought to increase the spread of Indigenous employment across the range of industries. This paper uses 1986 and 1991 Census data to measure whether change has occurred in the relative distribution of Indigenous employment. Dissimilarity between the distribution of Indigenous and other workers across broad industry categories increased slightly between 1986 and 1991.

Document: Discussion Paper

The purpose of this discussion paper is to estimate the private rate of return to post-compulsory education for Indigenous compared with other Australians. The results presented here show that there are considerable financial benefits to completing a post-secondary qualification for Indigenous people but the return to additional post-compulsory schooling is less attractive.