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Implications of the 2018–19 Budget for Indigenous Australians

Author/editor: Venn, D & Dillon, M

Paper no: 3

Year published: 2018

This Topical Issues Paper provides an overview of the implications for Indigenous Australians of the 2018–19 Federal Budget, focusing on both Indigenous-specific budget announcements as well as general or mainstream measures that have particular relevance for Indigenous Australians. It includes an...

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Detail from Guach (2006) by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Indigenous identification change between 2011 and 2016: evidence from the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Markham, F

Paper no: 1

Year published: 2018

Growth in the Indigenous population between the 2011 and 2016 Censuses was much faster than would be predicted by our best estimates of fertility and mortality. Part of this faster than projected growth came from a larger number of people who identified as Indigenous in 2016 but not in 2011,...

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Detail from Gulach (2006) by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Closing the Gap Refresh: papering over the gaps or structural reform?

Author/editor: Compiled by Markham, F, Jordan, K & Howard-Wagner, D

Volume no: 2

Year published: 2018

Ten years on from the Council of Australian Governments committing to National Indigenous Reform Agreement – Closing the Gap, the Federal Government has announced the Closing the Gap Refresh. Five academics and visitors at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research made submissions as part...

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The Cashless Debit Card Evaluation: does it really prove success?

Author/editor: Hunt, J

Paper no: 2

Year published: 2017

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The Cashless Debit Card Trial Evaluation: A Short Review -

Author/editor: Hunt, J

Paper no: 1

Year published: 2017

The concept of a 'Healthy Welfare Card', now renamed as the Cashless Debit Card (CDC), was a recommendation of the Forrest Review into Employment and Training (Forrest 2014). It was seen as a development from income management which has been occurring in parts of Australia since the Northern...

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

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

Paper no: 2

Year published: 2016

The Community Development Programme (CDP) is a remote-area Work for the Dole scheme that principally affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program is billed by the government as 'helping people find work, and allowing them to contribute to their communities and gain skills while...

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Indigenous Employment After the Boom -

Author/editor: Gray, MC, Hunter, B

Paper no: 1

Year published: 2016

Analysis of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Social Survey data on Indigenous labour force status highlights the impact that the recent economic slowdown on Indigenous employment trends. At an aggregate level, the trends in Indigenous employment mirror those of the Australian...

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