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Working Paper 128

Policy implications of the Timber Creek decision

Author/editor: Dillon, M.C.

Paper no: 128

Year published: 2019

The High Court decision in Northern Territory v Mr A. Griffiths (deceased) and Lorraine Jones on behalf of the Ngaliwurru and Nungali Peoples [2019] HCA 7 provides authoritative determination in relation to the approach to be adopted in valuing native title. In particular, it deals with how to...

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Ensuring Indigenous benefit from large-scale renewable energy projects: Drawing on experience from extractive industry agreement making

Author/editor: O'Neill, L, Thorburn, K & Hunt, J

Paper no: 127

Year published: 2019

In the coming decades Australia is set to see a dramatic expansion in renewable energy projects. It is likely that many of these will occur on land subject to Indigenous rights and interests. This paper looks to extractive industry experience in negotiating access and benefit sharing agreements...

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Working Paper 126

The application of income support obligations and penalties to remote Indigenous Australians, 2013–18

Author/editor: Fowkes, L.

Paper no: 126

Year published: 2019

This paper analyses the pattern of income support penalties applied to people participating in remote employment services from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018. Between 30 000 and 37 000 unemployed Australians were participating in these services at any given time during this period. More than 80% were...

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Ongoing growth in the number of Indigenous Australians in business

Author/editor: Shirodkar, S & Hunter, B & Foley, D

Paper no: 125

Year published: 2018

Abstract: In 2014, Boyd Hunter attempted to provide a consistent estimate of the growth in Indigenous self-employment between 1991 and 2011. Changes in the census questionnaire structure and sequencing means that projecting the growth trends back to 1991 is now problematic. This paper provides a...

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Poverty transitions in nonremote indigenous households: the role of labour market and household dynamics

Author/editor: Danille Veen, Boyd Hunter

Paper no: 124

Year published: 2018

Using data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, this paper estimates year-to-year poverty entry and exit rates for Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals living in nonremote areas of Australia. Indigenous Australians of working age have a higher probability...

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Normalising Aboriginal Housing in the Kimberley

'Normalising' Aboriginal Housing in the Kimberley: Challenges at the interface of new public management approaches

Author/editor: Hunt, J

Paper no: 123

Year published: 2018

The abolition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and the national government reform agenda of the mid-2000s brought about ‘mainstreaming’ of Indigenous programs and opened them up to new public management (NPM) principles. This paper discusses this change, particularly...

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Measuring and analysing success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Author/editor: Nicholas Biddle, Matthew Gray & Jerry Schwab

Paper no: 122

Year published: 2017

The Closing the Gap targets feature heavily in the current policy measurement framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at both the national and state/territory levels. The targets provide concrete measures against which trends in changes in outcomes for the Indigenous...

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