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The Australian National University

1997

Document: Discussion Paper

This paper examines the contribution of Ronald Henderson to empirical and policy research into Indigenous poverty. The Poverty Inquiry (also known as the Henderson Report) drew attention to the particular situation of the Indigenous poor and generated awareness that the solutions to Indigenous and non-Indigenous poverty are not necessarily identical.

Document: Discussion Paper

The analysis of economic policy impacts in the context of Indigenous affairs suffers from a paucity of data and a mismatch between political and statistical cycles. Rather than waiting for the effects of policy and free market forces to show up as changes in social indicators, this paper adopts a proactive approach in the face of a looming information gap to forecast outcomes in Indigenous labour force status over the next decade.

Document: Discussion Paper

This discussion paper is the result of empirical research. The argument is driven by the question of what constitutes appropriate and practical Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) responses to the proposed amendments where legislation is expected to focus on organisational structure, administrative and financial processes and policy procedures.

Document: Discussion Paper

The Workplace Relations and other Legislation Amendment Act 1996 attempts to expedite reform of the industrial relations system and increase flexibility of workplaces seeking to compete in the international market place. This paper provides a detailed guide to the legislation with a particular focus on its likely impact on Indigenous workers.

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There exists in Australia a significant tension between the nature and definition of government goals of education, which are substantially economic, and the essentially social educational goals of Indigenous people. This paper addresses those tensions as they relate to post-compulsory education. It begins with a depiction of findings from the first national survey of Indigenous people pertaining to levels of qualification, desires for further education, and preferred institutions for education and training.

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This paper has been written as CAEPR's second response to the terms of reference of the current HRSCATSIA inquiry into greater autonomy for 'the people of the Torres Strait'.

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This Discussion Paper is based on ethnographic fieldwork funded by a Central Starter Grant from La Trobe University.

The purpose of the project was to explore the relationship between perceptions of cultural differences and government service delivery in a remote Aboriginal community. Non-Aboriginal service personnel were the focus of the investigation.

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This paper identifies the key characteristics of Indigenous sole-parent families relative to other such Australian families and analyses the factors associated with their ongoing high levels of economic disadvantage using ethnographic research, the 1991 Census, the 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey (NATSIS), and the 1997 Department of Social Security (DSS) data.The research concludes that Indigenous sole-parent families:

Document: Discussion Paper

This paper is based on a submission to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry into the commercial use of Australian native wildlife. It uses secondary sources and is also based on primary research.