Welcome to CAEPR

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective. CAEPR aims to undertake social science research on Indigenous policy and development that is excellent by the best international and disciplinary standards and that informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action.

Our mission

The CAEPR mission is to undertake multidisciplinary social science research on Indigenous policy and development that is excellent by the best international and disciplinary standards, and that informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action.

Our vision

The CAEPR vision is to set the standard of excellence in research, education and community engagement on Indigenous policy and development.

Recent CAEPR publications

Teaching 'Proper' Drinking

Historical Monographs

Brady, M.

/ 2017

The Cashless Debit Card trial in the East Kimberley

Working paper

Klein, E, Razi, E

121/2017 / 2017

Indigenous Population change in the 2016 Census

Census paper

Markham F, Biddle N

1 / 2017

Dynamics of the digital divide

Working paper

Radoll, P, Hunter, B

120 / 2017

Occupational Mobility of Indigenous and other Australians, 2006-11

Working paper

Hunter,B & Gray,M

118 / 2017

Job Creation and Income Support in Remote Indigenous Australia: Moving Forward with a Better System -

Topical Issues

Jordan, K, Fowkes, L, Altman, JC, Kral, I, Sanders, W, Morrison, J, Paterson, J, Klein, E

2 / 2016

Indigenous Data Sovereignty - Toward An Agenda

Historical Monographs

Taylor, J, Tahu, K

/ 2016

Indigenous Employment After the Boom -

Topical Issues

Gray, MC, Hunter, B

1 / 2016

Indigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Historical Monographs

Biddle, N, Al-Yaman, F, Gourley, M, Gray, M, Bray, JR, Brady, B, Pham, LA, Williams, E, Montaigne, M

/ 2014

Financial penalties under the Remote Jobs and Communities Program

Working paper

Fowkes, L, Sanders, WG

108 / 2016

Engaging Indigenous Economy - Debating Diverse Approaches

Historical Monographs

Sanders, W

/ 2016

Home ownership transitions and Indigenous Australians

Census paper

Crawford, H, Biddle, N

19 / 2016

Indigenous wellbeing in Australia: Evidence from HILDA

Working paper

Manning, M, Ambrey, CL, Fleming, CM

101 / 2015

Education Part 3: Tertiary education

Census paper

Crawford, H, Biddle, N

17 / 2015

Business-related studies and Indigenous Australian students

Working paper

Hunter, B, Radoll, P, Schwab, RG, Crawford, H, Biddle, N, Gray, M

100 / 2015

The Economic and Social Benefits of Increasing Indigenous Employment -

Topical Issues

Gray, MC, Hunter, B, Biddle, N

1 / 2014

The economic impact of the mining boom on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Working paper

Hunter, B, Howlett, M, Gray, MC

93 / 2014

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Marriage Partnerships

Census paper

Biddle, N

15 / 2013

Population Projections

Census paper

Biddle, N

14 / 2013

Socioeconomic Outcomes

Census paper

Biddle, N

13 / 2013

Regional Centres

Census paper

Biddle, N, Markham, F

12 / 2013

Income

Census paper

Biddle, N

11 / 2013

Labour Market Outcomes

Census paper

Gray, MC, Howlett, M, Hunter, B

10 / 2013

Mobility

Census paper

Biddle, N, Markham, F

9 / 2013

Aboriginal professionals: Work, class and culture

Working paper

Lahn, J

89 / 2013

Education Part 2: School Education

Census paper

Biddle, N

8 / 2013

Education Part 1: Early Childhood Education

Census paper

Biddle, N, Bath, J

7 / 2013

New directions in Indigenous service population estimation

Working paper

Markham, F, Bath, J, Taylor, J

88 / 2013

Disability

Census paper

Biddle, N, Yap, M, Gray, MC

6 / 2013

Policing the Frontier: Christmas in Borroloola -

Topical Issues

Kerins, S

3 / 2013

Indigenous employment: A story of continuing growth -

Topical Issues

Gray, MC, Hunter, B, Howlett, M

2 / 2013

The Power of Data in Aboriginal Hands -

Topical Issues

Yu, P

4 / 2012

Population and Age Structure

Census paper

Biddle, N

5 / 2012

Survey Analysis for Indigenous Policy in Australia

Historical Monographs

Hunter, B, Biddle, N

/ 2012

Unpaid Work, Unpaid Care, Unpaid Assistance and Volunteering

Census paper

Yap, M, Biddle, N

4 / 2012

Indigenous Housing Need

Census paper

Biddle, N

3 / 2012

Indigenous Fertility and Family Formation

Census paper

Yap, M, Biddle, N

2 / 2012

Continuity and change in the CDEP Scheme

Working paper

Hunter, B, Gray, MC

84 / 2012

Indigenous Language Usage

Census paper

Biddle, N

1 / 2012

Indigenous job training: Questioning the numbers -

Topical Issues

Jordan, K

2 / 2012

Statistics for Community Governance: The Yawuru Indigenous Population Survey of Broome

Working paper

Taylor, J, Doran, B, Parriman M, Yu, E

82 / 2012

Indigenous Education: Experiential Learning and Learning through Country

Working paper

Fogarty, W, Schwab, RG

80 / 2012

Indigenous language education in remote communities -

Topical Issues

Fogarty, W, Kral, I

11 / 2011

Reforming the Native Title Act -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC

10 / 2011

Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management Futures -

Topical Issues

Altman, J, Kerins, S, Hunt, J, Ens, E, May, K, Russell, S, Fogarty, W

9 / 2011

Indigenous Australians and Home Ownership -

Topical Issues

Sanders, WG

1 / 2011

Indigenous Economic Development through Community-Based Enterprise -

Topical Issues

Kerins, S, Jordan, K

6 / 2010

Working Future: A critique of policy by numbers

Working paper

Sanders, WG

72 / 2010

Native Title and taxation reform -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC

4 / 2010

Wild Rivers and Informed Consent on Cape York -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC

2 / 2010

The Future of Outstations/Homelands -

Topical Issues

Kerins, S

1 / 2010

Catching Kordbolbok: From Frog Survey to Closing the Gap in Arnhem Land

Working paper

Ens, E, Vallance, G, Namundja, S, Garlngarr, V, Gurwalwal, B, Cooke, P, McKenzie, K

59 / 2009

Social benefits of Aboriginal engagement in Natural Resource management

Working paper

Hunt, J, Altman, JC, May, K

60 / 2009

Power, Culture, Economy: Indigenous Australians and Mining

Historical Monographs

Altman, J, Martin, D

/ 2009

Indigenous population projections, 2006–31: Planning for growth

Working paper

Biddle, N, Taylor, J

56 / 2009

Aborigines, tourism and sustainable development

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Finlayson, J

26 / 1992

The determinants of Aboriginal employment income

Discussion paper

Daly, A

32 / 1992

Education and employment for young Aborigines

Discussion paper

Daly, A

38 / 1993

Self-employment amongst Aboriginal people

Discussion paper

Daly, A

39 / 1993

Determining the labour force status of Aboriginal people using a multinomial logit model

Discussion paper

Daly, A, Allen, B, Aufflick, L

44 / 1993

Work and welfare for Indigenous Australians

Discussion paper

Daly, A, Hawke, A

48 / 1993

The relative economic status of Indigenous people in New South Wales

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Roach, LM

55 / 1994

The relative economic status of Indigenous people in Tasmania, 1986-1991

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Roach, LM

56 / 1994

The relative economic status of Indigenous people in Victoria, 1986-1991

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Roach, LM

57 / 1994

The economic status of older Indigenous Australians

Discussion paper

Daly, A

66 / 1994

Estimating Indigenous Australian employment in the private sector

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Taylor, J

70 / 1994

The mobility status of Indigenous Australians

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Bell, M

78 / 1994

Performance indicators for Aboriginal Health Services

Discussion paper

Anderson, I, Brady, M

81 / 1995

Mineral development agreements negotiated by Aboriginal communities in the 1990s

Discussion paper

O’Faircheallaigh, C

85 / 1995

Aboriginal employment, native title and regionalism

Discussion paper

Finlayson, J

87 / 1995

The economic status of Indigenous Australian families

Discussion paper

Daly, A, Smith, D

93 / 1995

Native title and Indigenous Australian utilisation of wildlife: Policy perspectives

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Bek, H, Roach, LM

95 / 1995

Indigenous peoples and reshaping Australian institutions: two perspectives

Discussion paper

Pearson, N, Sanders, WG

102 / 1995

Further policy implications of rising Aboriginal fertility in the 1990s

Discussion paper

Tesfaghiorghis, H

103 / 1996

Indigenous participation in labour market and training programs

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Hunter, B

108 / 1996

Linking accountability and self-determination in Aboriginal organisations

Discussion paper

Martin, D, Finlayson, J

116 / 1996

Aboriginal health and institutional reform within Australian federalism

Discussion paper

Anderson, I, Sanders, WG

117 / 1996

Towards greater autonomy for Torres Strait: Political and economic dimensions

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Sanders, WG, Arthur, W

121 / 1996

Estimating the social rate of return to education for Indigenous Australians

Discussion paper

Junankar, PN, Liu, J

123 / 1996

Indigenous poverty since the Henderson Report

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Hunter, B

127 / 1997

A Torres Strait Islanders Commission? Possibilities and issues

Discussion paper

Sanders, WG, Arthur, W

132 / 1997

Indigenous sole parent families: Invisible and disadvantaged

Discussion paper

Daly, A, Smith, D

134 / 1997

Utilisation of native wildlife by Indigenous Australians: Commercial considerations

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Roach, LM, Liddle, L

135 / 1997

A profile of Indigenous workers in the private sector

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Hunter, B

137 / 1997

Indigenous TAFE graduates: patterns and implications

Discussion paper

Schwab, RG

138 / 1997

Towards a comprehensive regional agreement: Torres Strait

Discussion paper

Arthur, W

147 / 1997

Estimating intercensal Indigenous employment change, 1991-96

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Bell, M

155 / 1998

The determinants of Indigenous educational outcomes

Discussion paper

Hunter, B, Schwab, RG

160 / 1998

Parentage and Indigenous population change

Discussion paper

Gray, A

166 / 1998

Financial aspects of Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Pollack, D

168 / 1998

A critical survey of Indigenous education outcomes, 1986-96

Discussion paper

Gray, MC, Hunter, B, Schwab, RG

170 / 1998

Indigenous self-employment: Miracle cure or risky business?

Discussion paper

Hunter, B

176 / 1999

Northern Territory land rights: purpose and effectiveness

Discussion paper

Finlayson, J

180 / 1999

Changing places: Indigenous population movement in the 1990s

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Bell, M

189 / 1999

Regionalisation of Northern Territory Land Councils

Discussion paper

Levitus, RI, Martin, D, Pollack, D

192 / 1999

The economic status of Indigenous Australians

Discussion paper

Altman, JC

193 / 2000

Towards an index of relative Indigenous socioeconomic disadvantage

Discussion paper

Gray, MC, Auld, AJ

196 / 2000

Estimating Indigenous housing need for public funding allocation: A multi-measure approach

Discussion paper

Neutze, M, Sanders, WG, Jones, R

197 / 2000

Participation and representation in ATSIC elections: A ten-year perspective

Discussion paper

Sanders, WG, Taylor, J, Ross, K

198 / 2000

Industrial relations in workplaces employing Indigenous Australians

Discussion paper

Hunter, B, Hawke, A

200 / 2000

Job-searching and careers: Young Torres Strait Islanders, 1999

Discussion paper

Arthur, W, David-Petero, J

205 / 2000

Career aspirations and orientation to work: Young Torres Strait Islanders, 1999

Discussion paper

Arthur, W, David-Petero, J

206 / 2000

Education, training and careers: Young Torres Strait Islanders, 1999

Discussion paper

Arthur, W, David-Petero, J

207 / 2000

A case study of the Bungala CDEP: Economic and social impacts

Discussion paper

Gray, MC, Thacker, E

208 / 2000

The CDEP in town and country Arnhem Land: Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Johnson, V

209 / 2000

Indigenous data from the ABS Labour Force Survey: What can they tell us?

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Hunter, B

214 / 2001

Autonomy rights in Torres Strait: From whom, for whom, for or over what?

Discussion paper

Sanders, WG, Arthur, W

215 / 2001

Building Indigenous learning communities

Discussion paper

Schwab, RG, Sutherland, D

225 / 2001

The Indigenous population of Cape York Peninsula, 2001-2016

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Bell, M

227 / 2002

Population futures in the Australian desert, 2001-2016

Discussion paper

Taylor, J

231 / 2002

Some competition and consumer issues in the Indigenous visual arts industry

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Hunter, B, Ward, S

235 / 2002

Estimating the components of Indigenous population change, 1996-2001

Discussion paper

Kinfu, Y, Taylor, J

240 / 2002

Philanthropy, non-government organisations and Indigenous development

Discussion paper

Schwab, RG, Sutherland, D

242 / 2002

The Tasmanian electoral roll trial in the 2002 ATSIC elections

Discussion paper

Sanders, WG

245 / 2003

Practical reconciliation and recent trends in Indigenous education

Discussion paper

Hunter, B, Schwab, RG

249 / 2003

The future of Indigenous work: Forecasts of labour force status to 2011

Discussion paper

Hunter, B, Kinfu, Y, Taylor, J

251 / 2003

Participation and representation in the 2002 ATSIC elections

Discussion paper

Sanders, WG

252 / 2003

Torres Strait Islanders in the 2001 Census

Discussion paper

Arthur, W

255 / 2003

Careers and aspirations: Young Torres Strait Islanders, 1999-2003

Discussion paper

Arthur, W, Hughes, JP, Wasaga, E

259 / 2004

Thinking about Indigenous Community Governance

Discussion paper

Sanders, WG

262 / 2004

Patterns of Indigenous job search activity

Discussion paper

Hunter, B, Gray, MC

263 / 2004

Indigenous people in the Murray–Darling Basin: A statistical profile

Discussion paper

Taylor, J, Biddle, N

264 / 2004

Indigenous socioeconomic change 1971–2001: A historical perspective

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Biddle, N, Hunter, B

266 / 2004

Mapping Indigenous Educational Participation

Discussion paper

Biddle, N, Hunter, B, Schwab, RG

267 / 2004

A profit-related investment scheme for the Indigenous estate

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Dillon, MC

270 / 2004

The economic value of wild resources to the Indigenous community of the Wallis Lake catchment

Discussion paper

Gray, MC, Altman, JC, Halasz, N

272 / 2005

Indigenous Job Search Success

Discussion paper

Gray, MC, Hunter, B

274 / 2005

Land rights and development reform in remote Australia

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Linkhorn, C, Clarke, J

276 / 2005

Social indicators of the Aboriginal population of Australia

Discussion paper

Gray, A, Tesfaghiorghis, H

18 / 1991

Living off the land in national parks: issues for Aboriginal Australians

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Allen, LM

14 / 1991

Aboriginal Employment Equity by the Year 2000

Historical Monographs

Altman, J

/ 1991

Indigenous Australians in the Economy: Abstracts of Research, 1991-92

Historical Monographs

Roach, LM, Probst, KA

/ 1993

Mabo and Native Title: Origins and Institutional Implications

Historical Monographs

Sanders, WG

/ 1994

The Housing Need of Indigenous Australians, 1991

Historical Monographs

Jones, R

/ 1994

Indigenous Australians in the Economy: Abstracts of Research, 1993-94

Historical Monographs

Roach, LM, Bek, H

/ 1995

Fighting Over Country: Anthropological Perspectives

Historical Monographs

Smith, D, Finlayson, J

/ 1997

Connections in Native Title: Genealogies, Kinship and Groups

Historical Monographs

Finlayson, J, Rigsby, B, Bek, H

/ 1999

Land Rights at Risk? Evaluations of the Reeves Report

Historical Monographs

Altman, J, Rowse, T

/ 1999

The Indigenous Welfare Economy and the CDEP Scheme

Historical Monographs

Morphy, F, Sanders, W

/ 2001

Health Expenditure, Income and Health Status Among Indigenous and Other Australians

Historical Monographs

Gray, M, Hunter, B, Taylor, J

/ 2004

Towards a gender-related index for Indigenous Australians

Working paper

Yap, M, Biddle, N

52 / 2009

The spatial context of Indigenous service delivery

Working paper

Taylor, J

16 / 2002

The Djelk Ranger Program: An Outsider’s Perspective

Working paper

Cochrane, MJ

27 / 2005

The Opportunity Costs of the Status Quo in the Thamarrurr Region

Working paper

Taylor, J, Stanley, O

28 / 2005

Indigenous Interests in Water - Indigenous Interests in Water

Topical Issues

Altman, JC, Cochrane, MJ

1 / 2003

The Past and Future of CDEP - The Past and Future of CDEP

Topical Issues

Sanders, WG

12 / 2004

The CDEP scheme: Administrative and policy issues

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Sanders, WG

5 / 1991

Aboriginal socio-economic status: Are there any evident changes?

Discussion paper

Tesfaghiorghis, H, Altman, JC

3 / 1991

From exclusion to dependence: Aborigines and the welfare state in Australia

Discussion paper

Altman, JC, Sanders, WG

1 / 1991

Views From The Top of the 'Quiet Revolution' (Streaming Audio) -

Topical Issues

Gray, W, Sanders, WG

1 / 2006

Natural and Cultural Resource Management -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC, Larsen, L

7 / 2006

Amended Land Rights Law will be Bad Law -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC

8 / 2006

Attempting to Silence the Social Sciences -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC

1 / 2007

Sustainable governance for small desert settlements -

Topical Issues

Sanders, WG, Holcombe, S

2 / 2007

Indigenous Potential meets Economic Opportunity Discussion Paper -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC, Hunter, B, Sanders, WG

5 / 2007

Options for Warlpiri Education and Training -

Topical Issues

Schwab, RG

8 / 2007

Stabilise, normalise and exit = $4 billion -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC

9 / 2007

Scrapping CDEP is just Plain Dumb -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC

11 / 2007

Neo-Paternalism and the Destruction of CDEP -

Topical Issues

Altman, JC

14 / 2007

The Social Effects of Native Title: Recognition, Translation, Coexistence

Historical Monographs

Smith,B, Morphy,F

/ 2007

Mãori land and development finance

Discussion paper

Linkhorn, C

284 / 2006

Indigenous Participation in Regional Labour Markets, 2001-06

Discussion paper

Biddle, N, Taylor, J, Yap, M

288 / 2008

Indigenous people in the West Kimberley labour market

Working paper

Taylor, J

35 / 2006

Locations of Indigenous Population Change: What Can We Say?

Working paper

Taylor, J, Biddle, N

43 / 2008

Permits, private property, and cultural survival - The Permit System

Topical Issues

Morphy, F, Morphy, H

12 / 2008

Contested Governance: Culture, power and institutions in Indigenous Australia

Historical Monographs

Hunt, J, Smith, D, Garling, S, et al.

/ 2008

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